The ancestral home of the Agricola family is in the German state of Bavaria
. The name Agricola is an occupational
hereditary surname, a type of surname that was taken from a word describing or common to the profession of the original bearer. It is a name for a farmer. Agricola 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 Agricola is recognizable in the modern word agriculture.
Early Origins of the Agricola family
The surname Agricola 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 Agricola family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Agricola 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 Agricola History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Agricola Spelling Variations
In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians
spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations
of the name Agricola include Agricola, Agricolas, Aggricola, Agricole and many more.
Early Notables of the Agricola family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the name Agricola 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 Agricola Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Agricola family to the New World and Oceana
German settlers were among the most common to come to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. Poverty and religious persecution drove many Bavarians to make this long trek. tenant
farmers were also enticed by the prospect of owning land. From east to west, these German immigrants populated the United States, settling in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada also provided homes to many. Early settlers bearing the Agricola surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Agricola Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Ludwig Agricola, who settled in Philadelphia in 1763
- Ludwig Agricola, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1763 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Agricola (post 1700)
- Martin Agricola (1486-1556), German musical theorist
- Johann Agricola (1492-1566), German reformer and founder of Protestantism
- Georgius Agricola (1494-1555), German mineralogist
- Mikael Agricola (1510-1557), Bishop of Turku, Finland, who brought the Reformation to Finland, and translated the bible into Finnish
- Rudolphus Agricola (1443-1485), Dutch humanist