Naigel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Naigel family

The surname Naigel 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 Naigel surname arrived Cork, where Gilbert D'Angulo accompanied Strongbow into Ireland in 1172.

Important Dates for the Naigel family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Naigel research. Another 59 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1689, 1757, 1830, 1508, 1536, 1541, 1719, 1784, 1636, 1699, 1686, 1691 and 1689 are included under the topic Early Naigel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Naigel Spelling Variations

During the lifetime of an individual person, his name was often spelt by church officials and medieval scribes the way it sounded. An examination of the many different origins of each name has revealed many spelling variations for the name: 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 Naigel 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 the Order of Saint Augustine, Bishop of Clonfert (1536-1541); Nano...
Another 61 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Naigel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Naigel family

In the mid-19th century, Ireland experienced one of the worst periods in its entire history. During this decade in order to ease the pressure of the soil, which was actually depleted by the effects of the previous years' grain crops, landowners forced tenant farmers and peasants onto tiny plots of land that barely provided the basic sustenance a family required. Conditions were worsened, though, by the population of the country, which was growing fast to roughly eight million. So when the Great Potato Famine of the mid-1840s hit, starvation and diseases decimated the population. Thousands of Irish families left the country for British North America and the United States. The new immigrants were often accommodated either in the opening western frontiers or as cheap unskilled labor in the established centers. In early passenger and immigration lists there are many immigrants bearing the name Naigel: 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.

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