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The medieval German duchy of Bavaria is the ancestral home of the Agricolas family. Hereditary surnames began to be used in Germany during the 12th century. Names like Agricolas, that came from the name of the job done by their initial bearer, were very popular. Agricolas is an occupational name for a farmer. Agricolas 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 Agricolas is recognizable in the modern word agriculture.

Agricolas Early Origins



The surname Agricolas 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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Agricolas Spelling Variations


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Agricolas Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Agricolas include Agricola, Agricolas, Aggricola, Agricole and many more.

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Agricolas Early History


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Agricolas Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Agricolas 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 Agricolas History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Agricolas Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Agricolas Early Notables (pre 1700)



Prominent among members of the name Agricolas 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 Agricolas Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Agricolass to arrive in North America, and among them were: Ludwig Agricola, who settled in Philadelphia in 1763.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    6. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    7. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    8. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
    9. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    10. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    11. ...

    The Agricolas Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Agricolas 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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