Agnes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Agnes family

The surname Agnes was first found in Naples, (Italian: Napoli, Latin: Neapolis) former capital of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies in southern Italy; it is the chief city of the province of Naples. It shares with Instanbul the claim to be the most beautiful city in Europe. Naples has 237 Churches and 57 Chapels. The National Museum and other galleries contain riches in art and artifacts. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.

Early History of the Agnes family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Agnes research. Another 125 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 179 and 1799 are included under the topic Early Agnes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Agnes Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Agnese, Agnesi, Agnes, D'Agnese, L'Agnese, Lagnese, Agnesetti, Agnesini, Aggnese, Agnnese, Agnesse, Agneses, Agnesi, Agness, Aggness, Agnus and many more.

Early Notables of the Agnes family (pre 1700)

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Agnes Ranking

In France, the name Agnes is the 3,079th most popular surname with an estimated 2,000 - 2,500 people with that name. [1]


United States Agnes migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Agnes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • M. Agnes, who settled in Virginia in 1652
  • Tho Agnes, who arrived in Virginia in 1658 [2]
Agnes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Eberhard Family Agnes, who arrived in New York in 1842
  • Eberhard Agnes, who settled in New York, NY in 1845
  • Adolph Agnes, who settled in Panama in 1850
Agnes Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Mary Agnes, who arrived in Nebraska in 1942

Australia Agnes migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Agnes Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Miss. Agnes Donald, (McDonald), Scottish convict who was convicted in Edinburgh, Scotland for 7 years, transported aboard the "Baretto Junior" on 5th April 1850, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [3]
  • Miss. Agnes McDonald, Scottish convict who was convicted in Glasgow, Scotland for 7 years, transported aboard the "Baretto Junior" on 5th April 1850, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [3]
  • Miss. Agnes McLean, (b. 1833), aged 17, Scottish convict who was convicted in Inverary, Scotland for 7 years, transported aboard the "Baretto Junior" on 5th April 1850, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [3]
  • Miss. Agnes Munro, (Hannay), Scottish convict who was convicted in Ayr, Scotland for 10 years, transported aboard the "Baretto Junior" on 5th April 1850, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [3]
  • Miss. Agnes White, (Rodger), Scottish convict who was convicted in Glasgow, Scotland for 7 years, transported aboard the "Baretto Junior" on 5th April 1850, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Agnes (post 1700) +

  • Joan Agnes Whalley (1927-2021), Australian actress, teacher and artistic director of Twelfth Night Theatre in Bowen Hills, Brisbane, Australia from 1962 to 1976
  • Kerrie Agnes Biddell (1947-2014), Australian jazz and session singer, as well as a pianist and vocal teacher from Kings Cross, New South Wales
  • Jane Agnes Chessar (1835-1880), Scottish teacher, born in Edinburgh in 1835, but after attending private school and classes in that city went to London in 1851 in order to gain special training as a teacher [4]
  • Margaret Agnes Bunn (1799-1883), Scottish actress, born on 26 Oct. 1799 at Lanark [5]
  • Helen Agnes Young MBE (1926-2019), New Zealand radio manager and an advocate for New Zealand music performers and composers
  • Florence Agnes Henderson (1934-2016), American actress and singer, perhaps best remembered for her role as Carol Brady on the ABC sitcom The Brady Bunch from 1969 to 1974
  • Mary Agnes Gillen (1895-1963), American Democratic Party politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Kings County 3rd District, 1942-56; Defeated, 1956 [6]
  • J. Agnes Burns, American Democratic Party politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Hartford; Elected 1930, 1932, 1934 [7]
  • Ada Agnes Soper, American Republican politician, Member of New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Littleton; Elected 1938 [8]
  • Rose Agnes Barnes (b. 1910), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kentucky, 1936 [9]


  1. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 16th September 2020). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/baretto-junior
  4. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 25 Nov. 2019
  5. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 5 Feb. 2019
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  8. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 25) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  9. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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