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The history of the name Agius begins with 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.

Agius Early Origins



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

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Agius Spelling Variations


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Agius 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. Agius has been recorded under many different variations, including Haggas, Haggis, Hagis, Hagass, Haggist, Hagges, Hages, Hagus, Hagase, Aggas, Agas, Aggs, Agace, Agus and many more.

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Agius Early History


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Agius Early History



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

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Agius Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Agius Early Notables (pre 1700)



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



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 Agius or a variant listed above: Humphrey Haggist who settled in Virginia in 1654.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Agius (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Agius (post 1700)



  • Sébastien Agius (b. 1983), French singer
  • Marcus Ambrose Paul Agius (b. 1946), British financier and businessman, current Chairman of Barclays
  • Gilbert Agius (b. 1974), Maltese footballer
  • Frederick "Fred" Agius (b. 1984), Australian footballer
  • Andrei Agius (b. 1986), Maltese footballer
  • Adam Agius (b. 1971), Australian member of the progressive metal band Alchemist

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    4. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    8. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    9. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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    The Agius Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Agius 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 October 2013 at 19:36.

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