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"AGNEW. This surname is of territorial origin from the Baronie d'Agneaux in the Bocages of Normandy. "A Marquis d'Agneaux still owns portions of the ancestral fiefs, and the Chateau d'Agneaux still overlooks the valley of the Vire" (Agnew, i, p. 180). In 1363 the Lochnaw family of the name were appointed hereditary sheriffs of Galloway by King David n and they gradually became great land-owners in the province, holding many estates. An Irish sept, the O'Gnives or O'Gneeves (Irish O'Gnimh), hereditary bards to the Clannaboy O'Neils, Englished their name to Agnew, a change which has led some mistakenly to consider the Agnews to be of Irish origin. Agnewe 1610, Aggnew 1512, Agnev 1436, Angnew 1473. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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Some Famous People with the surname of Agnew

Wikipedia David Hayes Agnew (November 24, 1818 ? March 22, 1892) was an American surgeon, born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
Wikipedia Spiro Theodore Agnew (November 9, 1918September 17, 1996) was the Vice President of the United States, serving under President Richard Nixon, and Governor of Maryland.
Wikipedia Jonathan Philip Agnew (nicknamed Aggers) is an English cricket broadcaster and former professional cricketer.
Wikipedia Brigadier-General James Tanner Agnew (1719 ? October 4, 1777) was a British Army officer killed by a sniper in the Battle of Germantown during the American Revolutionary War.
Wikipedia Sir James Willson Agnew, KCMG (2 October 1815 ? 8 November 1901) was an Irish-born Australian politician, who was Premier of Tasmania from 1886 to 1887.
Wikipedia Samuel Lester (Slam) Agnew (April 12, 1887 ? July 19, 1951) was a catcher in Major League Baseball.
Wikipedia Cornelius Rea Agnew (August 8, 1830 ? April 18, 1888) was an American physician.
Wikipedia Pete Agnew (born Peter Agnew, 14 September 1946, Dunfermline, Scotland) is the bassist for the Scottish rock band, Nazareth.
Wikipedia Eliza Agnew (February 2, 1807 ? June 14, 1883) was an American Presbyterian missionary.
Wikipedia Elinor Isabel Judefind Agnew (born April 23, 1921) is the widow of the 39th Vice President of the United States, Spiro Agnew, who also served as a governor of Maryland.
Wikipedia Stephen Mark "Steve" Agnew (born November 9, 1965 in Shipley, England) is an English football coach and former player, currently a first team coach at Middlesbrough.
Wikipedia Ray Mitchell Agnew, Jr.
Wikipedia William Alexander Fraser Agnew, known as Fraser Agnew, is a politician in Northern Ireland.
Wikipedia Scott Agnew (born 11 July, 1987 in Irvine) is a Scottish footballer who currently plays for Scottish Football League Second Division club Alloa Athletic, on loan from Ayr United.
Wikipedia Lee Agnew (13 January 1971, Dunfermline, Scotland) is a Scottish drummer and percussionist.
Wikipedia William (Billy) Agnew (9 January 1898 - "unknown") was a Scottish footballer.
Wikipedia Pinky Agnew, born in 1955 in Port Chalmers, is a Wellington, New Zealand based actor, author,social commentator, and wedding celebrant.
Wikipedia Robert Agnew (June 4 1899 - November 8 1983), also known as Bobby Agnew, born in Dayton, Kentucky, USA, was an American movie actor who worked mostly in the silent film era, making 65 films in both the silent and sound eras.