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.
Early Origins of the Agricolas family
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.
Early History of the Agricolas family
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.
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.
Early Notables of the Agricolas family (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.
Migration of the Agricolas family to the New World and Oceana
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.