is the ancestral home of the Aggricola family. The Germans began using hereditary surnames
in the 12th century. Aggricola is an occupational
name, which was derived from the kind of work done by the original bearer. It is a name for a farmer. Aggricola is the Latin form of the name Bauer, Baumann, Ackermann, or Schnitter, which are all associated with the farming profession. The root word of the name Aggricola is recognizable in the modern word agriculture.
Early Origins of the Aggricola family
The surname Aggricola was first found in Nuremberg, where the name was associated with a patrician family of the region. They contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation which would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. In later years the name branched into many houses, each playing a significant role in the local
social and political affairs. Agricola is the Latin form of the name Bauer, Baumann, Ackermann, or Schnitter; all these names designate the farming profession. Bauer means farmer, and the name Agricola is seen in our term agriculture.
Early History of the Aggricola family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Aggricola research.Another 213 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1703, 1445, 1506, 1486, 1556, 1494, 1555, 1494 and 1566 are included under the topic Early Aggricola History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Aggricola Spelling Variations
Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia
. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations
of Aggricola include Agricola, Agricolas, Aggricola, Agricole and many more.
Early Notables of the Aggricola family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the name Aggricola in this period include Alexander Agricola (c.1445-1506), a Franco- Flemish
composer of the Renaissance; Martin Agricola (1486-1556), who was a prominent and influential... Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Aggricola Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Aggricola family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Aggricola or a variant listed above: Ludwig Agricola, who settled in Philadelphia in 1763.