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Agnes Name Meaning

Greek: metronymic from the female personal name Hagne, from hagne ‘pure’. Greek: shortened form of the patronymics Agnidis or Agniadis, from the male personal name Agnas. Hungarian (Ágnes): from the female personal name Ágnes (see 2).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Annis, Aynes, Anes, Manes, Arney, Magnus, Denes, Agnew, Agner, Ales

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Where is the Agnes family from?

You can see how Agnes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Agnes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Agnes families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 97 Agnes families living in Ontario. This was about 38% of all the recorded Agnes's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Agnes families in 1911.
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What did your Agnes ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Weaver were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Agnes. 43% of Agnes men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Agnes women worked as a Weaver. Some less common occupations for Americans named Agnes were Accountant and Student. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    43%
  • Labourer
    10%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Accountant
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Weaver
    50%
  • Student
    50%
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Census Records

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Agnes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Agnes census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Agnes. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Agnes. For the veterans among your Agnes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Agnes lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Agnes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Agnes in 1950 was 54, and 77 in 2004.

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