Last name: AGNEW

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AGNEW : This last name is indexed 57,132 times on Geneanet!

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AGNEW : 1: Scottish and English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Agneaux in La Manche France. A family called Agnew was granted the hereditary post of sheriff of Galloway by King David II (1329–1371).2: English (of Norman origin): from Anglo-Norman French aignel aignau ‘lamb’ (Old French agneau agnelle).3: Irish: 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.4: American shortened and altered form of Greek Anagnostopoulos.

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