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Where did the Scottish Oakman family come from? What is the Scottish Oakman family crest and coat of arms? When did the Oakman family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Oakman family history?Among the all the peoples of ancient Scotland, the first to use the name Oakman were the Strathclyde- Britons. It was a name for someone who lived in Lanarkshire.
The variation in the spelling of Medieval names is a result of the lack of spelling rules in the English language prior to the last few hundred years. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound, often varying the spelling of name within a single document. Oakman has appeared as Aitken, Aiken, Atkin, Atkins and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Oakman research. Another 201 words(14 lines of text) covering the years 1405, 1482, 1497, and 1520 are included under the topic Early Oakman History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Oakman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Oakman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 379 words(27 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
As the persecution of Clan families continued, they sailed for North America in increasing numbers. In most cases, they found the freedom and opportunity they sought. Land was often available and the American War of Independence allowed Scots an opportunity to solidify their independence from the English crown. These settlers and their ancestors went on to play essential roles in the forging of the nations of the United States and Canada. Among them:
Oakman Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Oakman Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
Oakman Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Robore et vigilantia
Motto Translation: Strength and vigilance.
The Oakman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Oakman Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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