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Agate is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the ancient personal name Eggar.

Agate Early Origins



The surname Agate was first found in Lancashire in the north of England, where they held a family seat from ancient times, but from about the 13th century moved south to Foston in Derbyshire, and Sudbury, in the same county.

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Agate Spelling Variations


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Agate Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Agate have been found, including Agard, Aggard, Aegard, Agart, Aggart, Egard and many more.

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Agate Early History


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Agate Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Agate research. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1516, 1613, 1701 and 1627 are included under the topic Early Agate History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Agate Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Agate Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Agate Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Agate In Ireland


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Agate In Ireland



Some of the Agate family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 91 words (6 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Agate, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Agate Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Agate, who arrived in New York in 1795
  • William Agate, who arrived in New York in 1795
  • Thomas Agate, who arrived in New York in 1798

Agate Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Stephen Agate, aged 44, a gardener, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wild Duck" in 1873
  • Caroline J. Agate, aged 41, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wild Duck" in 1873
  • Charles L. Agate, aged 8, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wild Duck" in 1873
  • Henry William Agate, aged 6, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wild Duck" in 1873
  • Ann Rose Agate, aged 4, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wild Duck" in 1873
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Agate (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Agate (post 1700)



  • Alexander Agate (b. 1994), American actor
  • Alfred Thomas Agate (1812-1846), American painter and miniaturist
  • Frederick Styles Agate (1803-1844), American painter
  • James Evershed Agate (1877-1947), English critic

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    11. ...

    The Agate Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Agate 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 20 July 2015 at 14:23.

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