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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • Scottish (of Norman origin) : habitational name from Agneaux in Manche, France.
  • Irish and Scottish : Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Gnímh ‘descendant of Gníomh’, a byname meaning ‘action’ or ‘activity’. The Ó Gnímhs were hereditary poets to a branch of the O’Neills; in this family the traditional pronunciation is with the stress on the second syllable.

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