Agron
This is a surname of Hebrew origins. Recorded in over twenty different spellings ranging from Aron, Aaron and Agron, to Aaronsohn, Aronovitch, and Aronowicz, it derives from the ancient given name of "Aharon", born by the brother of Moses, the first High Priest of the Israelites. The name is believed to translate as "a mounain of strength" or similar, although this is not accepted by all theologians, who believe that it may originally derive from a now lost Egyptian name. Be that as it may, after the 12th century a.d. "Crusades" to the Holy Land lead by the various Christian kings of the period, it became a popular practise for returning soldiers and pilgrims to call their children by biblical names, in honour of their fathers deeds. The result was that Hebrew names became Christian names and later surnames, and such names as Johan or John, Peter, Thomas, Isaac, and Adam, as examples, became the "standard " in European countries, and largely remain so today. Only from about the 15th century, and with a great increase in Jewish (Askenasic) refugees into Northern Europe, did Jews adopt or were given predominently "Hebrew" surnames. Early examples of this surname taken from the charters of the medieval period include: Stephan Aron of Bretten, Germany in the year 1490, and later Jacob Aaron, in the parish of St Mary Aldermary, City of London, England, in 1690.

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  • Agrón — puede referirse a: Agrón, municipio de la provincia de Granada (España). Agrón, localidad del municipio de Ames, en la provincia de La Coruña (España). Agrón, rey mitológico de Lidia. Esta página de desambiguación …   Wikipedia Español

  • Agron — AGRON, onis, Gr. Ἄγρων, ωνος, des Eumelus Sohn, verachtete mit seinen Schwestern, der Meropis und Byssa, alle Götter, außer der Erde, der er ihre Ehre erwies, und daher auch alle Erkenntlichkeit dafür von ihr genoß. Wie aber solches den Mercurius …   Gründliches mythologisches Lexikon

  • agron — agron·o·mist; agron·o·my; …   English syllables

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  • AGRON — primus qui inter Heraclidas Sardis regnavit. Herodot. l. 1. Melius Argon, quod vide. Item Rex Illyriorum, qui cum Aetolos superbissimos populos bellô superâsset, tantâ sese prae gaudio vini copiâ obruit, ut pleuritide correptus subito exstinctus… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Agron — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Agron (homonymie). L Agron Caractéristiques Longueur …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • Agron — Agrons Reich Agron war ein illyrischer König in der Epoche des Hellenismus. Sein Reich umfasste weite Teile Illyriens (in etwa das heutige Albanien, Bosnien und Herzegowina, Kosovo, Montenegro und das südliche Dalmatien) sowie auch Teile von… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Agron — Original name in latin Agrn Name in other language Agron, Agrn State code ES Continent/City Europe/Madrid longitude 37.03023 latitude 3.8287 altitude 1051 Population 300 Date 2012 03 04 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

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