Bavaria, a duchy in medieval Germany, is the birthplace of the Agricolla family. After the 12th century, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules. Names derived from occupations were particularly common in this region. Agricolla is an occupational surname for a farmer. Agricolla 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 Agricolla is recognizable in the modern word agriculture.
Early Origins of the Agricolla family
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 Agricolla family
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Agricolla Spelling Variations
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 Agricolla include Agricola, Agricolas, Aggricola, Agricole and many more.
Early Notables of the Agricolla family (pre 1700)
Flemish composer of the Renaissance; Martin Agricola (1486-1556), who was a prominent and influential...
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Migration of the Agricolla family to the New World and Oceana
Between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries, German settlers arrived in North America by the thousands. Persecution based on religion and poverty were great motivators in this large-scale migration. So too was the opportunity for tenant farmers to own their own land. Ample land and opportunity awaited the settlers who went to such states as Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California, as well as Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Agricolla or a variant listed above: Ludwig Agricola, who settled in Philadelphia in 1763.
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