, 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
The surname Agricolla 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 Agricolla family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Agricolla 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 Agricolla History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Agricolla 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 Agricolla include Agricola, Agricolas, Aggricola, Agricole and many more.
Early Notables of the Agricolla family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the name Agricolla 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 Agricolla Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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.