Agnos last name popularity, history, and meaning

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

Meaning of Agnos

Of Greek origin, meaning "pure," "chaste," or "sacred," likely referring to a pious or virtuous ancestor.

Agnos, 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 Agnos surname is from the 2010 census data.

Popularity of Agnos in America

Agnos is the 128249th most popular name in America based on the data we have collected from the U.S. Census Bureau.

The Agnos surname appeared 133 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 Agnos.

We can also compare 2010 data for Agnos 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 128249 136783 -6.44%
Count 133 113 16.26%
Proportion per 100k 0.05 0.04 22.22%

The history of the last name Agnos

The surname AGNOS is believed to have originated in the region of Lombardy, Italy, during the Middle Ages. It is thought to be derived from the Latin word "agnus," meaning "lamb," which may have been used as a nickname for someone with a gentle or meek disposition.

One of the earliest recorded instances of the name can be found in the Codex Diplomaticus Langobardiae, a collection of historical documents from the Lombard kingdom. In this text, a man named Agnos de Bergamo is mentioned in a land grant from the year 1187.

During the 13th century, the name appeared in various records throughout northern Italy, often associated with small villages and towns in the Po Valley. For example, a family by the name of Agnos is recorded as residing in the village of Castelnovetto, near Pavia, in the year 1267.

In the 14th century, a notable figure bearing the surname AGNOS was Giacomo Agnos, a merchant and banker from Milan. He was involved in financing several major construction projects in the city, including the expansion of the Duomo di Milano.

The name also found its way into literature during the Renaissance period. In the epic poem "Orlando Furioso" by Ludovico Ariosto, published in 1516, a character named Agnos is mentioned as a loyal knight in the service of Charlemagne.

Another significant individual with the surname AGNOS was Giovanni Battista Agnos, a renowned architect and engineer who lived in the late 16th and early 17th centuries. He was responsible for the design and construction of several notable buildings in Venice, including the Chiesa di Santa Maria della Salute.

In the 18th century, the name AGNOS appeared in records from the Duchy of Parma, where a family of that name owned vineyards and produced wine. One member of this family, Pietro Agnos, was a respected winemaker whose Lambrusco wines were highly sought after by nobility and clergy alike.

As the centuries passed, the surname AGNOS spread beyond Italy, carried by emigrants to other parts of Europe and eventually to the Americas. However, its roots can be traced back to the fertile plains of Lombardy, where it first emerged as a distinctive family name during the Medieval era.

Race and ethnic origin of people with the last name Agnos

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

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 Agnos was:

Race/Ethnicity Percentage Total Occurrences
Non-Hispanic White Only 99.25% 132
Non-Hispanic Black Only (S)% (S)
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 (S)% (S)

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 Agnos has changed in the 10 years between the two census surveys.

2010 2000 Change (%)
White 99.25% 98.23% 1.03%
Black (S)% 0.00% (S)%
Asian and Pacific Islander 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
American Indian and Alaskan Native 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Two or More Races 0.00% (S)% (S)%
Hispanic (S)% (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 Agnos was researched and written by our team of onomatology and genealogy experts.

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