Agostini last name popularity, history, and meaning

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

Meaning of Agostini

Derived from the Italian personal name Agostino, meaning "great" or "venerable," and likely referring to Saint Augustine.

Agostini, 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 Agostini surname is from the 2010 census data.

Popularity of Agostini in America

Agostini is the 14604th most popular name in America based on the data we have collected from the U.S. Census Bureau.

The Agostini surname appeared 2,038 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 people would have the surname Agostini.

We can also compare 2010 data for Agostini 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 14604 17158 -16.08%
Count 2,038 1,524 28.86%
Proportion per 100k 0.69 0.56 20.80%

The history of the last name Agostini

The surname Agostini is of Italian origin, originating from the region of Tuscany during the medieval period. The name is derived from the Latin name "Augustus," which means "venerated" or "consecrated." It likely started as a nickname or a personal name before becoming a hereditary surname.

The earliest recorded instances of the name Agostini can be traced back to the 13th century in various historical documents, such as tax records, property deeds, and municipal registers. One notable example is the mention of a certain Guido Agostini, a wealthy merchant from Florence, in the Florentine chronicles of the year 1284.

The name Agostini has also been associated with various place names and localities throughout Italy. For instance, the town of Agostino in the province of Ferrara is believed to have derived its name from a person with the surname Agostini who owned land or resided in the area.

Throughout history, several notable individuals have borne the surname Agostini. One of the earliest was Giacomo Agostini (1340-1415), a renowned painter from Siena who was commissioned to decorate churches and palaces across Italy during the Renaissance period.

In the 16th century, Agostino Agostini (1512-1572) was a prominent Italian architect and sculptor who worked on various projects, including the renovation of the Basilica of St. Peter in Rome.

Later, in the 19th century, Tito Agostini (1802-1876) was an Italian politician and statesman who served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Kingdom of Sardinia.

Another notable figure was Pietro Agostini (1866-1938), an Italian explorer and ethnographer who conducted extensive research on the indigenous cultures of South America, particularly in Brazil and Paraguay.

In the 20th century, Giacomo Agostini (1942-) is a legendary Italian motorcycle racer who won a record 15 World Championship titles in various classes, including the prestigious 500cc category.

While the surname Agostini has its roots in Italy, it has since spread to other parts of the world, particularly through Italian immigration. However, the historical records and notable individuals mentioned above highlight the rich heritage and significance of this surname within Italian culture and history.

Race and ethnic origin of people with the last name Agostini

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

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 Agostini was:

Race/Ethnicity Percentage Total Occurrences
Non-Hispanic White Only 65.26% 1,330
Non-Hispanic Black Only 4.96% 101
Non-Hispanic Asian and Pacific Islander Only (S)% (S)
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native (S)% (S)
Non-Hispanic of Two or More Races 1.57% 32
Hispanic Origin 27.58% 562

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

2010 2000 Change (%)
White 65.26% 62.80% 3.84%
Black 4.96% 4.92% 0.81%
Asian and Pacific Islander (S)% (S)% (S)%
American Indian and Alaskan Native (S)% (S)% (S)%
Two or More Races 1.57% 2.43% -43.00%
Hispanic 27.58% 29.13% -5.47%

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

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