Bogle Surname History

The chronicles of the Bogle family suggest that their ancestors may have been Viking settlers. Their surname comes from a place name of Norse origins, from when they lived at Bowgyhill, in Monkland, in Lanarkshire. One reference lists the name as a nickname, but this is highly unlikely.

Early Origins of the Bogle family

The surname Bogle was first found in Lanarkshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Lannraig) a former county in the central Strathclyde region of Scotland, now divided into the Council Areas of North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, and the City of Glasgow, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Important Dates for the Bogle family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bogle research. Another 199 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1487, 1510, and 1520 are included under the topic Early Bogle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bogle Spelling Variations

The spellings of Scottish names dating from the medieval era often bear little resemblance to those seen today. They vary enormously because scribes in that time spelled according to their ears. Some spelling variations of the name Bogle include Bogle, Bogill, Bogyll, Bogell, Bogil, Boagle, Boagill, Boagell, Boghill, Bogall, Bogale, Bogille, Bogylle, Bogel, Bogehill and many more.

Early Notables of the Bogle family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Bogle Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bogle migration to the United States

The farms of Scottish settlers soon dotted the east coast of the colonies that would become the nations of the United States and Canada. Many of those migrants and their children went on to play important roles in the founding the great nations of North America. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Scottish name Bogle or a variant listed above, including:

Bogle Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Robert Bogle who settled in Grenada in 1774
Bogle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Lachlan Bogle, who arrived in America in 1804 [1]
  • James Bogle, aged 25, who landed in New York in 1812 [1]
  • Samuel Bogle, who landed in New York, NY in 1815 [1]
  • Isabella Bogle, who landed in New York, NY in 1815 [1]
  • John Bogle, who arrived in New York, NY in 1815 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bogle migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bogle Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. William Bogle U.E. who settled in New Brunswick c. 1783 [2]

Bogle migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Bogle Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Bernard Bogle, aged 25, a farm servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Sumner"

Bogle migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Bogle Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Catherine Bogle, aged 26, a housemaid, who arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Queen of the North" in 1874

Contemporary Notables of the name Bogle (post 1700)

  • John C "Jack" Bogle (1929-2019), American executive, inventor of the index mutual fund, founder and CEO of The Vanguard Group
  • James Michael "Mike" Bogle (b. 1961), American trombonist, pianist, vocalist, composer, and arranger
  • Robert Lenard "Bob" Bogle (1934-2009), American founding member of the instrumental combo The Ventures who were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  • Donald Bogle, American film historian and author
  • Phil Bogle (b. 1979), American NFL football guard
  • Joseph M. Bogle, American politician, Member of North Carolina House of Commons from Iredell County, 1828-31, 1850-51; Member of North Carolina State Senate 45th District, 1844-47 [3]
  • Horace R. Bogle, American politician, Mayor of Lyndhurst, New Jersey, 1932-41 [3]
  • Edra Bogle, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Texas State Board of Education 14th District, 2008 [3]
  • George Bogle (1746-1781), Scottish diplomat, youngest son of George Bogle, of Daldowie, near Bothwell, Lanarkshire, the first to establish diplomatic relations with Tibet [4]
  • John Bogle (1746-1803), Scottish miniature painter
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 21) . Retrieved from
  4. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 5 Feb. 2019
Fastest Delivery Possible

Digital Products on Checkout, all other products filled in 1 business day

Money Back
Money Back Guarantee

Yes, all products 100% Guaranteed

BBB A+ Rating

The Best Rating possible

Secure Online Payment

Entire site uses SSL / Secure Certificate