Agapov last name popularity, history, and meaning

Find out how popular the last name Agapov is in the United States and learn more about the meaning, history, and race and ethnic origin of people in America who are named Agapov.

Meaning of Agapov

Derived from the Greek word "agape," meaning selfless love, affection, or charity.

Agapov, like all of the last names we have data for, is identified by the U.S. Census Bureau as a surname which has more than 100 occurrences in the United States in the Decennial Census survey. The most recent statistics we have for the Agapov surname is from the 2010 census data.

Popularity of Agapov in America

Agapov is the 160975th most popular name in America based on the data we have collected from the U.S. Census Bureau.

The Agapov surname appeared 100 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 people would have the surname Agapov.

The history of the last name Agapov

The surname Agapov is of Russian origin, dating back to the 16th century. It is derived from the Greek word "agape," meaning "love" or "charity," and the Russian patronymic suffix "-ov," indicating that the name belonged to the son of a person named Agap.

The name is believed to have originated in the central regions of Russia, particularly in the areas around Moscow and Vladimir. It was initially used to identify individuals who were known for their charitable or loving nature or those who were associated with religious or charitable organizations.

One of the earliest recorded instances of the Agapov surname can be found in the Veliky Novgorod chronicles, which mention an individual named Ivan Agapov in the late 16th century. This suggests that the name had already established itself in certain regions of Russia by that time.

In the 17th century, the Agapov family was known to have lived in the town of Murom, located in the Vladimir region. Several members of the family were involved in the local administration and held positions of authority within the town.

A notable figure in Russian history bearing the Agapov surname was Mikhail Agapov (1730-1810), a prominent Russian military officer who served in the Imperial Russian Army during the reign of Catherine the Great. He participated in several military campaigns, including the Russo-Turkish War of 1768-1774, and rose to the rank of lieutenant general.

Another individual of note was Sergei Agapov (1870-1942), a Russian writer and journalist who was known for his literary works and contributions to various publications in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

In the 20th century, Vera Agapova (1906-1992) was a renowned Russian ballerina who performed with the Bolshoi Ballet and was recognized for her exceptional dance skills and artistic interpretations.

Yuri Agapov (1923-2013) was a Soviet and Russian physicist who made significant contributions to the field of nuclear physics and was a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Lastly, Nikolai Agapov (1944-2019) was a respected Russian chess player and trainer who achieved the title of International Master and trained numerous talented chess players throughout his career.

Race and ethnic origin of people with the last name Agapov

We also have some data on the ancestry of people with the surname Agapov.

The below race categories are the modified race categories used in the Census Bureau's population estimates program. All people were categorized into six mutually exclusive racial and Hispanic origin groups:

  1. White only
  2. Black only
  3. American Indian and Alaskan Native only
  4. Asian and Pacific Islander only
  5. Hispanic
  6. Two or More Races

For the most recent 2010 census data, the race/ethnic origin breakdown for Agapov was:

Race/Ethnicity Percentage Total Occurrences
Non-Hispanic White Only 100.00% 100
Non-Hispanic Black Only 0.00% 0
Non-Hispanic Asian and Pacific Islander Only 0.00% 0
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native 0.00% 0
Non-Hispanic of Two or More Races 0.00% 0
Hispanic Origin 0.00% 0

Note: Any fields showing (S) means the data was suppressed for privacy so that the data does not in any way identify any specific individuals.

Data source

The last name data and ethnic breakdown of last names is sourced directly from the Decennial Census survey, conducted every 10 years by the United States Census Bureau.

The history and meaning of the name Agapov was researched and written by our team of onomatology and genealogy experts.

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