The Nagy surname is derived from the Hungarian word "nagy," which means "big" or "great". No doubt it evolved from a
for a large man or great man.
The surname Nagy was first found in Hungary, where it is thought that the surname originated.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Nagy research.Another 43 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1846, 1449, 1631, 1326, 1382, 1342, 1370, 1582, 1797, 1868, 1437 and 1437 are included under the topic Early Nagy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Notable amongst the family name in this era King Louis the Great (Lajos Nagy) (1326-1382), King of Hungary and Croatia from 1342 and King of Poland from 1370 until his death; Nagy de Galantha, who was ennobled in 1582; Károly Nagy (1797-1868), an Hungarian astronomer... Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Nagy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.