Heagle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Heagle is part of the ancient legacy of the early Norman inhabitants that arrived in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. Heagle was a Norman name used for a person exhibiting characteristics associated with the eagle, such as a lordly or impressive nature, or sharp-eyed vision. The name may also be of toponymic origin and derive from either of two place-names Eagle, in Lincolnshire, or L'Aigle, in Normandy.
Early Origins of the Heagle family
The surname Heagle was first found in Lincolnshire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Important Dates for the Heagle family
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Heagle Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Heagle are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Heagle include Eagle, Eagles, Hegel, Hegell, Aigle, Eagel, Ligle and others.
Early Notables of the Heagle family (pre 1700)
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Heagle migration to the United States
Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Heagle, or a variant listed above:
Heagle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Martin Heagle, aged 26, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1832 
Contemporary Notables of the name Heagle (post 1700)
- Chauncey Heagle, American politician, Mayor of Johnstown, New York, 1900-01 
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html