Agsalud last name popularity, history, and meaning

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

Meaning of Agsalud

A Filipino surname derived from the Spanish words "agua" (water) and "salud" (health), referring to a place with clean water.

Agsalud, 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 Agsalud surname is from the 2010 census data.

Popularity of Agsalud in America

Agsalud is the 144141st most popular name in America based on the data we have collected from the U.S. Census Bureau.

The Agsalud surname appeared 115 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 Agsalud.

The history of the last name Agsalud

The surname AGSALUD is of Filipino origin, originating from the Tagalog language spoken in the Philippines. It likely emerged sometime in the 16th or 17th century during the Spanish colonial period.

AGSALUD is believed to be derived from the Tagalog words "agsalu" or "agsalud," which mean "to accompany" or "to go along with." This suggests the name may have been initially given to someone who was a companion or guide, perhaps to Spanish explorers or settlers.

One of the earliest recorded instances of the AGSALUD surname can be found in the baptismal records of the Archdiocese of Manila, dating back to the late 1600s. Some variations in spelling, such as "Agsalod" or "Agsaludo," can also be found in these historical records.

While the AGSALUD name does not appear to be directly tied to any specific place names, it is likely that the earliest bearers of this surname hailed from the central Luzon region of the Philippines, where the Tagalog language is predominant.

Throughout history, several notable individuals have borne the AGSALUD surname. One such person was Jose Agsalud (1888-1959), a prominent Filipino lawyer and politician who served as a member of the Philippine House of Representatives in the early 20th century.

Another notable figure was Maria Agsalud (1910-1997), a renowned Filipino writer and journalist who was known for her works on Philippine history and culture. Her contributions to the preservation of Filipino literary heritage were widely recognized.

In the realm of education, Emilio Agsalud (1925-2005) was a respected academic and educator who served as the President of the University of the Philippines from 1981 to 1987.

The world of sports also saw the emergence of talented individuals with the AGSALUD surname, such as Carlos Agsalud (1960-2018), a former professional basketball player who represented the Philippines in international competitions.

Lastly, the name AGSALUD has also been associated with the arts, with individuals like Lourdes Agsalud (1938-2021), a celebrated Filipino painter and sculptor whose works captured the essence of Philippine culture and traditions.

Race and ethnic origin of people with the last name Agsalud

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

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 Agsalud was:

Race/Ethnicity Percentage Total Occurrences
Non-Hispanic White Only 0.00% 0
Non-Hispanic Black Only 0.00% 0
Non-Hispanic Asian and Pacific Islander Only 93.91% 108
Non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaskan Native 0.00% 0
Non-Hispanic of Two or More Races 0.00% 0
Hispanic Origin 6.09% 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 Agsalud was researched and written by our team of onomatology and genealogy experts.

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