Agran last name popularity, history, and meaning

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

Meaning of Agran

Derived from a Slavic nickname meaning "stallion" or "steed," likely referring to a strong or spirited person.

Agran, 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 Agran surname is from the 2010 census data.

Popularity of Agran in America

Agran is the 154907th most popular name in America based on the data we have collected from the U.S. Census Bureau.

The Agran surname appeared 105 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 Agran.

The history of the last name Agran

The surname Agran is believed to have originated in the Basque region of northern Spain and southwestern France during the medieval period. It is thought to be derived from the Basque word "agra," which means "field" or "pasture." This suggests that the name may have been initially associated with individuals who lived or worked in agricultural areas.

One of the earliest recorded instances of the surname Agran can be found in the archives of the village of Aldude, located in the Basque province of Soule, France. A document dated 1328 mentions a certain Juan de Agran, who was a landowner in the area. This indicates that the name was already well-established in the region during the 14th century.

In the 15th century, the surname appears in various records from the province of Gipuzkoa in Spain's Basque Country. One notable mention is that of Martín de Agran, a merchant who lived in the town of Rentería around 1460. Additionally, a manuscript from the nearby town of Lezo in 1489 references a family with the surname Agran.

The name Agran has also been linked to several place names in the Basque region, such as the village of Agrane in the municipality of Arrasate/Mondragón, Gipuzkoa. It is possible that the surname originated from individuals who hailed from or were associated with this locality.

Throughout history, there have been several notable individuals bearing the surname Agran:

  1. Pedro Agran (c. 1520-1585), a Spanish navigator and explorer who participated in expeditions to the Americas in the mid-16th century.

  2. Juana de Agran (1625-1702), a Basque nun and mystic who founded a convent in the town of Zarautz, Gipuzkoa.

  3. Miguel Agran (1780-1856), a Spanish military officer who fought in the Peninsular War against the French forces of Napoleon.

  4. Ramón Agran y Lazcano (1845-1918), a Basque politician and lawyer who served as a member of the Spanish parliament in the late 19th century.

  5. Lucía Agran (1892-1974), a renowned Basque writer and poet who contributed significantly to the preservation and promotion of the Basque language and culture.

While the surname Agran may not be as common today as some other Basque surnames, it has a rich history deeply rooted in the Basque regions of Spain and France, dating back to the medieval period and potentially even earlier.

Race and ethnic origin of people with the last name Agran

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

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 Agran was:

Race/Ethnicity Percentage Total Occurrences
Non-Hispanic White Only 97.14% 102
Non-Hispanic Black Only (S)% (S)
Non-Hispanic Asian and Pacific Islander Only (S)% (S)
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.

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

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