Show ContentsAgron History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Agron is derived from a proud symbol of ancient Jewish culture. Before the late Middle Ages, people were known only by a single name. However, as the population increased and travelers set out on their journeys, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves.

Jewish hereditary surnames were adopted from a variety of different sources. Two of the most common types of Jewish family names are patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name.

The surname Agron is a patronymic surname, which comes from the Hebrew given name Aharon, meaning lofty or exalted one. However, traditionally, this surname is believed to have derived from the Hebrew word har-on, which means mountain of strength.

Migration of the Agron family

Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Agron or a variant listed above:

Contemporary Notables of the name Agron (post 1700) +

  • Dianna Elise Agron (b. 1986), American Screen Actors Guild Award winning actress, singer, dancer, and director
  • Gershon Agron (1894-1959), Ukrainian-born, Israeli newspaper editor and politician, Mayor of Jerusalem (1955-1959) on Facebook