Last Name AGAR


Meaning Son of Agar or Ager. Probbaly a form of Algar, a Domesday personal name and very popular for several centuries.
'Aighear' signifies gladness, joy, gayety. If from the Latin 'ager,' it denotes a field or land.
Origin English, Gaelic, Celtic, French, Irish, Celtic, Hungarian, Sudanese

Rank 22,212 (2000 US census) 18,367 (1990 US census)
Count 1,084 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 91.05%, or 987 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 3.14%, or 34 total occurrences, as black,
  • 1.85%, or 20 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • undisclosed % as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • undisclosed % as two or more races, and
  • 2.49%, or 27 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.

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Ukrainian middle names

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