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Augustus Name Meaning
Humanistic re-creation of the Latin personal name Augustus on the basis of its medieval vernacular derivatives, principally August. The Latin name is from an adjective meaning ‘venerable’, from augere ‘to increase’. Examples include German, Dutch, and Scandinavian August (though the family name does not exist in Scandinavia), French Auguste, Italian Agosto, and Portuguese Augusto. The month of August was named in honor of the Emperor Augustus (63 bc–ad 14), after whom it became conventional for Roman emperors to adopt Augustus as a title on their accession. The personal name became popular among early Christians, who read into it the implication that the bearer had become greater by being baptized.

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

161,739 Historical Documents with Augustus on Ancestry.com
26,390 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
3,465 Military Records
2,065 Immigration Records
12,279 Census and Voter Lists
117,540 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Augustus Families

  • Number of Augustus families
     28 - 53
     10 - 27
     1 - 9
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Augustus families
     11 - 20
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Augustus families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Augustus Family Origin

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Augustus Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Augustus

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Augustus Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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