Agli last name popularity, history, and meaning

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

Meaning of Agli

An Italian surname derived from a nickname meaning "garlic" or referring to someone who grew or sold garlic.

Agli, 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 Agli surname is from the 2010 census data.

Popularity of Agli in America

Agli is the 152628th most popular name in America based on the data we have collected from the U.S. Census Bureau.

The Agli surname appeared 107 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 Agli.

The history of the last name Agli

The surname "AGLI" is of Italian origin, with its roots traced back to the medieval period in the region of Emilia-Romagna, Italy. This name is believed to have derived from the Italian word "aglio," which means garlic, suggesting a possible connection to a family involved in the cultivation or trading of garlic.

One of the earliest recorded mentions of the surname "AGLI" can be found in the historic records of the city of Bologna, dating back to the 13th century. These records indicate that an individual named Giovanni Agli held a prominent position within the local guild of merchants during that time.

In the 14th century, the name appeared in the chronicles of the city of Ferrara, where a notable figure named Luca Agli was recognized for his contributions to the local arts and cultural scene. His legacy lived on through his descendants, some of whom achieved recognition in their own right.

During the Renaissance period, the Agli family gained prominence in the city of Florence, where they were patrons of the arts and supporters of the influential Medici family. One notable member, Lorenzo Agli (1492-1568), was a renowned painter and sculptor whose works adorned several churches and palaces throughout the city.

As the Agli family spread across Italy, they left their mark in various regions. In the 18th century, a branch of the family settled in the Veneto region, where Pietro Agli (1721-1798) became a respected vineyard owner and winemaker, contributing to the region's renowned winemaking traditions.

Another prominent figure bearing the surname "AGLI" was Giovanna Agli (1865-1942), a pioneering educator from Milan who played a significant role in advocating for women's education and establishing several schools for underprivileged children in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

While the surname "AGLI" may have evolved with slight spelling variations over the centuries, its Italian roots and historical significance remain deeply embedded in the cultural fabric of Italy, with notable individuals leaving their mark across various fields, from arts and culture to commerce and education.

Race and ethnic origin of people with the last name Agli

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

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 Agli was:

Race/Ethnicity Percentage Total Occurrences
Non-Hispanic White Only 71.96% 77
Non-Hispanic Black Only (S)% (S)
Non-Hispanic Asian and Pacific Islander Only (S)% (S)
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native 5.61% 6
Non-Hispanic of Two or More Races 11.21% 12
Hispanic Origin 6.54% 7

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

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