When Elizabeth Eagle was born on 29 December 1832, in Burbage, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Shadrach Eagle, was 24 and her mother, Elizabeth Ruddle, was 26. She died in 1834, at the age of 2.
English: nickname from Middle English egle ‘eagle’ (Old French aigle, from Latin aquila).
English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Laigle in Orne, France, the name of which ostensibly means ‘the eagle’, although it is possible that the recorded forms result from the operation of early folk etymology on some unknown original. Matilda de Aquila is recorded in 1129 as the widow of Robert Mowbray, Earl of Northumberland.
Americanized form (translation into English) of various European surnames meaning ‘eagle’, for example German and Jewish Adler , Polish and Jewish Orzeł (see Orzel ), Slovenian Orel .