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Agnel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Normandy is the region of ancient France from which the name Agnel was derived. It comes from when the family lived in Normandy.

Early Origins of the Agnel family


The surname Agnel was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy.

Early History of the Agnel family


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Agnel Spelling Variations


Most surnames have experienced slight spelling changes. A son may not chose to spell his name the same way that his father did. Many were errors, many deliberate. During the early development of the French language, a person usually gave his version, phonetically, to a scribe, a priest, or a recorder. Prefixes or suffixes varied. They were optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, there a many spelling variations of the name Agnel, including Laniel, Lagnel, Lagnez, Lagneau, Lagniet, Lanielle, Agnel and many more.

Early Notables of the Agnel family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Agnel family to the New World and Oceana


By 1643 there were only about 300 people in Quebec. Since immigration was slow, early marriage was desperately encouraged amongst the immigrants. The fur trade attracted migrants, both noble and commoner. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported to Louisiana. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The distinguished family name Agnel has made significant contributions to the culture, arts, sciences and religion of France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Agnel were 80 individuals who arrived from France onto Canadian shores between 1600 and 1900. Among them, Julien Laniel married in Batiscan in 1689; Nicolas Laniel married in Sorel in 1719.

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