The surname O'Nagle is derived from the Norman surname de Angulo. The Gaelic form of this surname is de Nógla.
Early Origins of the O'Nagle family
The surname O'Nagle 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'Nagle surname arrived Cork, where Gilbert D'Angulo accompanied Strongbow
Early History of the O'Nagle family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our O'Nagle 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'Nagle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
O'Nagle Spelling Variations
Medieval scribes and church officials spelled the names as they sounded, so a name was often spelled many different ways during the lifetime of a single person. The investigation of the origin of the name O'Nagle revealed many spelling variations
including 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'Nagle 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'Nagle Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the O'Nagle family to the New World and Oceana
experienced a dramatic decrease in its population during the 19th century. This was in a great measure, a response to England's imperialistic policies. Hunger and disease took the lives of many Irish people and many more chose to leave their homeland to escape the horrific conditions. North America with its promise of work, freedom, and land was an extremely popular destination for Irish families
. For those families that survived the journey, all three of these things were often attained through much hard work and perseverance. Research into early immigration and passenger lists revealed many immigrants bearing the name O'Nagle: 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'Nagle 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.