Clan Agnew is a Scottish clan that traces its origins back to the 13th century. The clan takes its name from the lands of Agneau or Agneaux in Normandy, France. The first recorded Agnew in Scotland was a Richard Agnew, who was granted land in Galloway by King Alexander II in the early 13th century.
The Agnews rose to prominence in Galloway, where they held lands in the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright. They were known for their skill in battle and their loyalty to the Scottish crown. In the 16th century, the Agnews fought alongside the Stewarts of Appin against the English in the Wars of the Rough Wooing.
During the 17th and 18th centuries, the Agnews continued to play an important role in Scottish politics and society. They were staunch supporters of the Jacobite cause, and many Agnews fought for Bonnie Prince Charlie during the Jacobite rising of 1745.
After the failure of the Jacobite rising, the Agnews, like many Scottish clans, were forced to disperse and abandon their traditional way of life. Today, the Clan Agnew Society works to preserve the history and heritage of the clan, and to foster connections between Agnews around the world.