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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.

Agricola Early Origins



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.

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Agricola Spelling Variations


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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.

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Agricola Early History


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Agricola Early History



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.

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Agricola Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Agricola Early Notables (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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Agricola (post 1700)


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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

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    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    7. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    8. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    11. ...

    The Agricola Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Agricola 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 23 January 2014 at 10:08.

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