The Agra claims descent from Hagamasha, a satrap of Mathura appointed by the Kushan ruler Kanishka. Hagamasha (also known as Hangamas) belonged to the Tushara or Kaswan dynasty and was appointed as the Governor of Mathura. His descendants came to be called Hanga and had about eighty villages in district of Mathura. Over the years, "Hanga" became 'Aga', and was Sanskritized to 'Agre'. According to the Jat historian Bhim Singh Dahiya, the Hangas were a branch of Tocharians that came to Brij area in India and settled on the fertile banks of Yamuna River.