The name AGNEW is recognised as a Scottish-English family name but it is believed it had an earlier origin to the Barony of Agneaux in Normandy, France. Family legend has it that there was a rift in the Scottish family because the younger sons could not inherit property, so they left Scotland and settled in Ireland changing their name to Egnew. One settled at Craigmore, near Randallstown, County of Antrim, another at Donegore, near Antrimtown, and the other in the county of Tyrone. Descendants of these three went to America and it is believed they are the ancestors of the Egnew family. See, World Of Heradry, Peerage and Baronetage, Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy, First families of America, Vol III History of Westmoreland Co., PA. You might also like to contact Mrs Ruby Egnew, 15 Le Claire Court, San Rafaei, CA 94903.