Agnew Family History
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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