Agnew Tartan & Clan

The Agnew Ancient tartan is predominantly light blue, green and orange. The origin of the name is disputed although there are two main theories. The first asserts that the name is of Norman ancestry from the Barony d'Agneaux. This origin has the family moving from Normandy to England then on to Ulster then finally to Scotland. The second possible origin of the name is a Celtic one through the native Ulster sept of O'Gnimh (pronounced O'New). The O'Gnimh were the hereditary Bards to the great O'Neils of Clan Aodha Bhuidhe in Antrim. The name went through many transformations, O'Gnive, O'Gnyw, MacGnive, finally being anglicized to Agnew. This would give the Agnews a common descent with other great names such as MacDonald and MacDougall through Somerled, the twelfth century King of the Isles.

Clan Agnew Crest & Motto

Agnew

"Consilio non impetu"

By wisdom not by force
OTHER NAMES WHO WEAR THE Agnew TARTAN:

WHAT DOES THE Agnew NAME MEAN?
The origin of the Agnew name is disputed and one theory is that the name is of Norman ancestry from the Barony d'Agneaux. The second possible origin of the name is a Celtic one through the native Ulster sept of O'Gnimh (pronounced O'New). The O'Gnimh were the hereditary Bards to the great O'Neils of Clan Aodha Bhuidhe in Antrim. The name went through many transformations, O'Gnive, O'Gnyw, MacGnive, finally being anglicized to Agnew. This would give the Agnews a common descent with other great names such as MacDonald and MacDougall through Somerled, the twelfth century King of the Isles.

WHERE DOES THE Agnew CLAN HAIL FROM?
The Clan Agnew lands are Wigtownshire and Galloway

Lochnaw Castle is the hereditary home of Clan Agnew and has an impressive 5 storey keep.