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The ancient Anglo-Saxon surname Agar came from a group of baptismal surnames which all mean the son of Eggar.

Agar Early Origins



The surname Agar was first found in the counties of Yorkshire and Northumberland, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Agar Spelling Variations


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Agar Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Agar has been recorded under many different variations, including Agar, Algar, Alger, Algore, Augar, Auger, Elger, Elgar, Eager, Eagar, Etches, Eaches and many more.

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Agar Early History


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Agar Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Agar research. Another 69 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1672, 1733, 1703, 1713, 1713, 1714, 1715, 1727, 1727 and 1733 are included under the topic Early Agar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Agar Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Agar Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Agar Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Agar In Ireland


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Agar In Ireland



Some of the Agar family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Agar or a variant listed above:

Agar Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Agar who settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1630
  • William Agar, who arrived in New England in 1631
  • Edward Agar settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Edward Agar, who arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • William Agar, who landed in Salem, Massachusetts in 1636
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Agar Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Eliza Agar, who landed in Virginia in 1717
  • Benjamin Agar settled in Virginia in 1774

Agar Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Agar, aged 35, arrived in Missouri in 1843
  • Henry Agar, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1849
  • Richard, Thomas and William Agar settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1856 and 1880

Agar Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • A. W. Agar arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Romulus" in 1862

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Contemporary Notables of the name Agar (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Agar (post 1700)



  • Nathan “Nat” Agar (1888-1978), English-born, American soccer player, coach, referee, team owner and league executive
  • Herbert Agar (1897-1980), American author and journalist, he won the Pulitzer Prize for History in 1934 for his book The People's Choice
  • John Agar (1921-2002), American actor, co-star with John Wayne in the films Sands of Iwo Jima, Fort Apache and She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, one-time husband of Shirley Temple
  • Wilfred Eade Agar FRS (1882-1951), English-born, Australian zoologist awarded the Clarke Medal by the Royal Society of New South Wales in 1944 and elected a Foreign Member of the Royal Society
  • James Charles Herbert Welbore Ellis Agar (1818-1896), 3rd Earl of Normanton, an English politician, Member of Parliament for Wilton (1841-1852)
  • Richard Agar, English rugby league football coach and former player
  • Allan Agar (b. 1949), English rugby league footballer
  • George Agar PC (1751-1815), 1st Baron Callan, an Irish politician, Member of Parliament for Callan (1777-1790), member of the Irish Privy Council in 1789
  • Nicholas Agar (b. 1965), New Zealand professor of ethics and an associate professor at the Victoria University of Wellington
  • Eileen Forrester Agar (1899-1991), British painter and photographer
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Agar Historic Events


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Agar Historic Events




HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Lavington Henry Agar (1901-1941), Australian Chief Mechanician from Crib Point, Victoria, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Spectemur agendo
Motto Translation: Let us be judged by our actions.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    11. ...

    The Agar Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Agar Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 17 November 2014 at 09:22.

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