Agenor last name popularity, history, and meaning

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

Meaning of Agenor

Derived from Greek mythology, referring to a Phoenician king and father of Europa, Cadmus, Cilix, and Phoenix.

Agenor, 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 Agenor surname is from the 2010 census data.

Popularity of Agenor in America

Agenor is the 69170th most popular name in America based on the data we have collected from the U.S. Census Bureau.

The Agenor surname appeared 284 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 Agenor.

We can also compare 2010 data for Agenor to data from the previous census in 2000. The table below contains all of the statistics for both years in a side-by-side comparison.

2010 2000 Change (%)
Rank 69170 107565 -43.45%
Count 284 153 59.95%
Proportion per 100k 0.10 0.06 50.00%

The history of the last name Agenor

The surname Agenor is of Greek origin and can be traced back to ancient times. It is derived from the Greek word 'agenor', which means 'brave' or 'manly'. The name was commonly used in Greek mythology, with one of the most notable figures being Agenor, the son of Poseidon and Libya.

In ancient Greek literature, the name Agenor is mentioned in various works, including Homer's Iliad and Ovid's Metamorphoses. It is also found in some of the earliest written records from ancient Greece, such as inscriptions and papyri.

The earliest recorded instances of the surname Agenor can be found in medieval records from the Byzantine Empire. One of the earliest known bearers of the name was Agenor Akropolites (c. 1230-1292), a Byzantine historian and military leader who served under Emperor Michael VIII Palaiologos.

During the Renaissance period, the surname Agenor was present in various parts of Europe, particularly in Italy and France. Notable individuals from this time include Agenore Beltrami (1494-1575), an Italian humanist and poet, and Agenore de Gramont (1539-1602), a French nobleman and military commander.

In the 17th century, the name Agenor was found in various European countries, including Spain, where it was sometimes spelled as 'Agenor' or 'Ajenor'. One notable bearer of the name was Agenore Inchofer (1592-1648), a Spanish Jesuit scholar and theologian.

The 18th century saw the surname Agenor in various parts of Europe, including Germany and England. One notable figure from this period was Agenore di Gaspari (1710-1779), an Italian painter and engraver who worked in Rome.

In the 19th century, the surname Agenor was found in various parts of the world, including the United States. One notable bearer of the name was Agenor Sarrazin (1821-1896), a French-Canadian politician and lawyer who served as a member of the Canadian Parliament.

Throughout history, the surname Agenor has been associated with various place names and older spellings. For example, in ancient Greece, the name was sometimes spelled as 'Agenoros' or 'Agenoridas'. In medieval Europe, it was sometimes spelled as 'Agenore' or 'Agenorio'.

Race and ethnic origin of people with the last name Agenor

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

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 Agenor was:

Race/Ethnicity Percentage Total Occurrences
Non-Hispanic White Only (S)% (S)
Non-Hispanic Black Only 94.37% 268
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 (S)% (S)
Hispanic Origin 3.17% 9

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.

Since we have data from the previous census in 2000, we can also compare the values to see how the popularity of Agenor has changed in the 10 years between the two census surveys.

2010 2000 Change (%)
White (S)% (S)% (S)%
Black 94.37% 76.47% 20.96%
Asian and Pacific Islander 0.00% (S)% (S)%
American Indian and Alaskan Native 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Two or More Races (S)% 18.95% (S)%
Hispanic 3.17% (S)% (S)%

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 Agenor was researched and written by our team of onomatology and genealogy experts.

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