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Agius History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Agius family

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

Early History of the Agius family

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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.

Early Notables of the Agius family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Agius family to the New World and Oceana

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.

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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