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Agassiz is one of the oldest family names to come from the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from the baptismal name for the son of Agace. As the naming tradition grew in Europe baptismal names began to be introduced in many countries. Baptismal names were sometimes given in honor of Christian saints and other biblical figures. There are very few Christian countries in Europe that did not adopt surnames from these religious figures.

Agassiz Early Origins



The surname Agassiz was first found in Huntingdonshire, where they held a family seat from very early times.

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Agassiz Spelling Variations


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Agassiz Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Agassiz has undergone many spelling variations, including Haggas, Haggis, Hagis, Hagass, Haggist, Hagges, Hages, Hagus, Hagase, Aggas, Agas, Aggs, Agace, Agus and many more.

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Agassiz Early History


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Agassiz Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Agassiz research. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1273 and 1379 are included under the topic Early Agassiz History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Agassiz Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Agassiz Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Agassiz Notables 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



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Agassiz were among those contributors: Humphrey Haggist who settled in Virginia in 1654.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Agassiz (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Agassiz (post 1700)



  • Alexander Emanuel Agassiz (1835-1910), U.S. scientist and engineer
  • Elizabeth Cabot Agassiz (1822-1907), educator; wife of Louis
  • Louis Agassiz (1807-1873), Swiss-U.S. zoologist, glaciologist, and geologist
  • Alexander Emmanuel Rudolphe Agassiz (1835-1910), oceanographer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Agassiz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Agassiz 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 27 July 2012 at 14:50.

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