The German surname Agner is of patronymic origin, deriving from the name of the father of the original bearer. In this instance, the name Agner derives from the Germanic personal name Agenar, which in turn derives from the Old High German "Ecka" meaning "Sharp Sword". Variants of the surname Agner include Enger, Ahner, Eigner and Aigner. Alternatively, the name may be toponymic origin, deriving from the name of a place near which the original bearer once lived or held land. Here the name derivesfrom the place name Ehinger or in dialect form, Egna. In this instance, the name indicates someone from the town of Ehingen, also referred to as Egnar. Some etymologists believe that the name derives from the place name Aigen; we find nine settlements with the name Aigner in Bavaria and twelve villages named Aigner. Occasionally the name derives from the word "aigner", indicating a farmer who owns his land outright and has no taxes or other duties to pay.

The surname Agner and it's many variants can be found in documents dating back to the thirteenth century. We find one Siveridus auf dem Aigen (his own land) was a resident near the town of Donaueschingen in the year 1245. One Altman von der Aigen was a resident of the region of Bavaria in the year 1302. Johann Enger was a school teacher for boys in Konstanz in the year 1388. Documents for the year 1406 indicate one Herrman ab dem Aigen was a weaver in Ravensburg. One Jakob Eigner was a goldsmith in Basel, Switzerland. A Family named Agner was residing in Prussia and most members were serving in the Prussian military.

Blazon of Arms:
Per pale: first per fess, a) argent, three bars azure; b) argent, an arm couped embowed, holding in the hand a sword in sinister bend; Second argent, six annulets (2-2-2)

Their arms symbolize Power.

Crest: The annulet as in the arms.
Origin of Name :Germany

Unlike English names, which derived mostly from Location and KINSHIP names, GERMAN names were derived mostly from Occupational names like Kaufman, meaning merchant or Schmidt meaning smith. The second most common source for German names were from colors, such as Braun (brown), Grun (green), Rosen (rose), Roth (red), Schwarz (black) and Weiss (white). Nicknames were the second to last most common source of names followed by location names.

The history of this ancient Galloway family traces its ancestry as a family of Dalriadian origin before the year 1100 and appears first in the ancient records in Galloway.

Origin : Scotland

Spelling variations include: Agnew, Gneive, MacGneive, Aggnew, O'Gnieves and many more.
First found in Galloway and Wigtown, and they became the hereditary Sheriffs of Galloway.
Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: Andrew Agnew settled in New England in 1718; another Andrew settled in New Hampshire in 1718; Alexander settled in New York in 1774 and others.

George Preston Agner
Ellen Agner Sunka
William Monroe
Nina Jernigan
 William Monroe, Jr.   Daniel Preston   Marie Agner Robinson 
 Bailey Agner   Kathryne Thracie   George Preston