The Eagles / Eagell / Eagle Y-DNA Project seeks Y-DNA participants with the last name Eagles, Eagle, Eagell, or its variants. These surnames are thought to have originated in Europe. It is the primary purpose of this project to document the Y DNA of the patrilineal Eagles lines in Europe and in the countries to which they immigrated.
Douglas Eaton Eagles's book, EAGLES FAMILIES OF NORTH AMERICA* (updated in 2006, 2 vols.), extensively documents the Eagles of North America. According to this book, one of the largest North American families with the surname Eagles has as its progenitor John Eagell (wife Laurene), a "Planter" who came to Nova Scotia about 1763 when he was granted former Acadian lands in Horton Township.
In North America there are several Eagles lines which may share a common ancestry in Europe. Extensive research on the North American lines, primarily by Douglas Eaton Eagles, has so far failed to connect them to Europena counterparts. It is hoped that through this DNA project that these connections can be made.
Please click on the join link in the upper left corner of the project webpage. If you have already been tested through FTDNA, just enter you code and join this project for free. If you have not been tested, then using this same link you can purchase a basic 12-marker Y DNA test for $99, but it is suggested that you purchase a 37-marker or 67-marker test for genealogical comparisons. The basic test may not have enough information to make solid genealogical connections, i.e., the basic kit will not differentiate between near and distant cousins. Note: Test kit shipping to countries outside the USA is very inexpensive, about $4.