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The EAGLES surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 963 24368 0.000 4
United States (1880 census) 308 13977 0.001 6
Change since 1880 +655 -10391 -0.001 -2
Other Countries
Australia 504 3195 0.003 31
United Kingdom 1,313 4192 0.003 29
Top States for EAGLES by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 129 17105 0.000 4
North Carolina 72 8352 0.001 9
Pennsylvania 58 22461 0.000 5
Massachusetts 55 12948 0.001 9
Kansas 42 7216 0.002 16
Top States for EAGLES by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Vermont 10 7830 0.002 16
Kansas 42 7216 0.002 16
Oregon 42 9422 0.001 12
Maine 14 9147 0.001 11
North Carolina 72 8352 0.001 9


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

Classification and Origin of EAGLES

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the EAGLES 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 EAGLES 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 EAGLES in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 781 81.1
Black/African American 137 14.23
Mixed Race 20 2.08
White (Hispanic) 11 1.14
Native American/Alaskan 8 0.83
Asian/Pacific 6 0.62

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

Meaning of EAGLES 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 EAGLES

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as EAGLES.

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 EAGLES

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