How many Agrells?

Agrell is not a common name. There are only 299 persons named Agrell resident in Sweden, according to SCB, Jan. 2017. In addition, there are an unknown but small number of Agrells in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, France, Belgium, and Denmark. Those I have been in contact with have all Swedish ancestry.

One might ask if everyone named Agrell is related to each other. The answer is no, at least not through the name Agrell.

In order to know that two Agrell families are distinct, one must know the root of at least the younger of the families. The root is a person named Agrell, who have no older relative with the same name. For the following Agrell families, the roots are known. I.e., we know who took the name, and can therefore say with some credibility that these families are not related to each other.

There are many, many fragments of family trees involving the name Agrell, with no known connection to the above families. We will here list only some of the oldest known Agrell families. The roots are unknown for any of these families, and hence it is also not known if they are related to each other. We can say almost certainly, however, that they are not related to the three Agrell families listed above, which all have younger roots. Hence, there are at least four unrelated family trees carrying the name Agrell, probably more.

We would welcome information about other Agrell families, in particular the oldest Agrells (before 1700) and Agrell families whose roots are known (who took the name?). Some Agrell families are mentioned in genealogical literature, such as Svenskt Biografiskt Lexikon, 1918, but the origin of the name Agrell is in their cases not known.