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|Did you know that in the 1881 UK census there were 1685 people with the Agnew surname? In that year Agnew was ranked number 2040 for popularity in the UK.|
"Local: from the town of Agneau in Normandy. Agncau in Norman-French signifies a lamb. A branch of the family came into England at an early day, and some of them accompanied Strongbow to Ireland; others of the family settled in Scotland, where Andrew Agnew was sheriff of AITKINSON. From At, an abbreviation of Arthur, and kins, a child. "(The origin and signification of Scottish surnames. Clifford Stanley Sims, 1862)
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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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