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Agnew Family History

Agnew Name Meaning
Scottish (of Norman origin): habitational name from Agneaux in Manche, France.Irish and Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gnímh ‘descendant of Gníomh’, a byname meaning ‘action’ or ‘activity’. The Ó Gnímhs were hereditary poets to a branch of the O’Neills; in this family the traditional pronunciation is with the stress on the second syllable.

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

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Name Distribution of Agnew Families

  • Number of Agnew families
     110 - 218
     37 - 109
     1 - 36
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Agnew families
     106 - 210
     36 - 105
     1 - 35
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Agnew families
     229 - 455
     77 - 228
     1 - 76
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Agnew Family Origin

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Agnew Immigration Information

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Agnew Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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