The surname O'Nagel is derived from the Norman surname de Angulo. The Gaelic form of this surname is de Nógla.
Early Origins of the O'Nagel family
The surname O'Nagel 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 O'Nagel surname arrived Cork, where Gilbert D'Angulo accompanied Strongbow
Early History of the O'Nagel family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our O'Nagel research.Another 117 words (8 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 O'Nagel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
O'Nagel Spelling Variations
It was found during an investigation of the origins of the name O'Nagel that church officials and medieval scribes often spelled the name as it sounded. This practice lead to a single person's being documented under many spelling variations
. The name O'Nagel has existed in the various shapes: 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 O'Nagel 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... Another 71 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early O'Nagel Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the O'Nagel family to the New World and Oceana
Irish immigration to North American began in the late 18th century as many Irish families
desired to own their own land. This pattern of immigration grew slowly yet steadily until the 1840s. At that time, a failed crop and a growing population in Ireland
resulted in the Great Potato Famine
. Poverty, disease, and starvation ravaged the land. To ease their pain and suffering the Irish often looked upon North America as a solution: hundreds of thousands undertook the voyage. Their arrival meant the growth of industry and commerce for British North America and the United States. For the individual Irishman, it meant survival and hope, and the opportunity for work, freedom, and ownership of land. The early immigration and passenger lists revealed many bearing the name O'Nagel: 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 O'Nagel 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.