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Naigal History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The surname Naigal is derived from the Norman surname de Angulo. The Gaelic form of this surname is de Nógla.

Early Origins of the Naigal family


The surname Naigal was first found in at Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, SW Wales, 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. The Naigal surname arrived Cork, where Gilbert D'Angulo accompanied Strongbow into Ireland in 1172.

Early History of the Naigal family


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Naigal Spelling Variations


Church officials and medieval scribes often simply spelled names as they sounded. As a result, a single person's name may have been recorded a dozen different ways during his lifetime. Spelling variations for the name Naigal include: Nagle, Nangle, Neagle, Naigle, Naegle, Naigel, Nagell, Nagele, Naegell, Naigel, Naigell, Nagale, Naigall, Nanegle, Nangel, Nangell, Nangale, Naingale, Naingel, Naingle, O'Nagel, O'Nagle, O'Naigle and many more.

Early Notables of the Naigal family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the family up to this time was Thomas Nangle, 15th Baron of Navan; and his son, John Nangle, 16th Baron of Navan (died before 1508), an Irish nobleman and courageous soldier who fought with distinction at the Battle of Knockdoe; Richard Nangle D.D., Irish prelate of the Provincial of...
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Migration of the Naigal family to the New World and Oceana


In the 1840s, Ireland experienced a mass exodus to North America due to the Great Potato Famine. These families wanted to escape from hunger and disease that was ravaging their homeland. With the promise of work, freedom and land overseas, the Irish looked upon British North America and the United States as a means of hope and prosperity. Those that survived the journey were able to achieve this through much hard work and perseverance. Early immigration and passenger lists revealed many bearing the name Naigal: David and Julianna Nagle settled with their six children in Prescott Ontario Canada in 1825; David, Francis, Henry, James, Jeremiah, John, Michael, Patrick, Richard, Thomas, and William Nagle all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860.

The Naigal Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Non vox sed votum
Motto Translation: Not in voice but a wish.


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