Clan Agnew

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Welcome to Clan Agnew

The origin of the name Agnew is disputed, although it is generally asserted to have been Norman, from the Barony d'Agneaux. The Agnews first settled in England but later appear in Liddesdale, Scotland towards the end of the 12th century.

A separate origin has also been suggested through the Celtic natives of Ulster, the O'Gnimh, who were the hereditary poets or bards of the O'Neills of Clanaboy, and who acquired the anglicized name of Agnew. In English the name was first written as O'Gnyw and O'Gnew. This would give the Agnews a shared origin with the Clan Donald from Somerled, who was the 12th century King of the Isles.[1]

Clan Agnew Team
Team Leader
Team Members
Clan Chief: Sir Crispin Agnew of Lochnaw, 11th Baronet. Chief of Clan Agnew. Succeeded in 1975.
Crest: An eagle issuant and reguardant Proper
Motto: CONSILIO NON IMPETU ("By Council, not by Force")
Slogan/War Cry: AGNEW! ("Agnew!")
Region: Lowlands
Historic Seat: Dumfries and Galloway
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Gaelic name: MacGniomh

Clan Team

Team Goals

The focus of this team's work is to identify, improve and maintain profiles associated with the Lairds and Chiefs of Clan Agnew, as well as Clan members bearing the name Agnew, the related families and those recognised as septs of Clan Agnew.

Team To Do List

This list will be developed by the Team. If you are working on a specific task, please list it here:

  • promoting the entries of those bearing the name Agnew on Wikitree.
  • ensuring entries appearing on Wikitree are as accurate as possible, correcting mistakes once spotted.
  • encouraging interest in and study of Clan Agnew.


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Clan Agnew History

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Clan Branches

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  • Agnew baronets
  • Agnelli family of Itay

Other Names Associated with the Clan

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Allied Clans

Clan Research and Free Space Pages

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I added this cuz to clan Agnew clan. I also found few more research and Sources for him. This guy could be my -(Andrew and Billie are 6th cousins 10 times removed)

posted by Billie (Bright) Keaffaber
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