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Agle Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from either of two farmsteads in Trøndelag named Agle, the etymology of which is uncertain. Possibly an Americanized form of South German Egle, from a short form of any of various Germanic personal names composed with egin, agin ‘edge (of a sword)’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Ale, Dagle, Wagle, Angle, Agler, Nagle, Ragle, Eagle, Magley, Ergle

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Where is the Agle family from?

You can see how Agle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Agle family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Agle families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Agle family living in Indiana. This was about 25% of all the recorded Agle's in the USA. Indiana and 3 other states had the highest population of Agle families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Agle surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Agle ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Agle. 27% of Agle men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Agle women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Agle were Clerk and Saleslady.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    27%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Farm Hand
    9%
  • Clerk
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    22%
  • Bookkeeper
    14%
  • Student Nurse
    14%
  • Saleslady
    9%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Agle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Agle census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 456 immigration records available for the last name Agle. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 859 military records available for the last name Agle. For the veterans among your Agle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Agle lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Agle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Agle in 1957 was 56, and 66 in 2004.

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