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The EAGLE surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 7,949 4123 0.003 30
United States (1880 census) 1,550 3727 0.003 31
Change since 1880 +6399 -396 0 -1
Other Countries
Australia 588 2763 0.004 36
United Kingdom 2,169 2760 0.005 47
Top States for EAGLE by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Michigan 715 1523 0.007 72
California 589 4806 0.002 17
North Carolina 572 2013 0.007 71
Ohio 526 2604 0.005 46
Florida 437 4582 0.003 27
Top States for EAGLE by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Dakota 284 187 0.038 376
West Virginia 281 956 0.016 155
North Dakota 78 1082 0.012 121
Montana 74 1539 0.008 82
Michigan 715 1523 0.007 72


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called EAGLE live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called EAGLE represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called EAGLE in Michigan than any other state, but you are more likely to find a EAGLE by picking someone at random in South Dakota than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of EAGLE

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Nickname

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the EAGLE surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the EAGLE surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of EAGLE in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Native American/Alaskan 775 9.75
Black/African American 340 4.28
Mixed Race 196 2.47
White (Hispanic) 142 1.79
Asian/Pacific 54 0.68
White (Caucasian) 6,442 81.04

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the EAGLE surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of EAGLE in historical publications

EAGLE. EAGLES. EGLES. Metaphorically applied to a person of ambitious or soaring disposition. There are several legendary stories of eagles which may have originated the name; e. (j. that of De Aquila mentioned in this Dictionary, and the well-known Stanley tradition. See Curiosities of Heraldry, page 187. The Eagle is also a familiar heraldiic bearing and a common inn sign.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to EAGLE

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as EAGLE.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for EAGLE

The following words are slight variants of EAGLE that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.