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Nagle Name Meaning

Irish (County Cork): variant of Nangle or, according to Woulfe, possibly an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Óglaigh ‘son of the soldier’ (a County Sligo name formerly Anglicized as MacNogly). German and Dutch: Americanized spelling of Nagel or dialect Nägle.

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


Similar surnames: Agle, Nagler, Nogle, Naugle, Nale, Lagle, Ragle, Yagle, Nagley

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Where is the Nagle family from?

You can see how Nagle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nagle family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nagle families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 91 Nagle families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 67% of all the recorded Nagle's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Nagle families in 1840.
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What did your Nagle ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Nagle. 14% of Nagle men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Nagle women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nagle were Farmer and Clerk.

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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

  • Laborer
    14%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Farmer
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    8%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Clerk
    6%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Nagle. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Nagle. For the veterans among your Nagle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nagle lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Nagle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Nagle in 1945 was 30, and 77 in 2004.

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