Bogle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The forefathers of the Bogle family were Viking settlers who came to Scotland in the Middle Ages. Many places were named by these Norsemen, and the Bogle surname was taken on from one of these place names, when someone 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.
Early History of the Bogle family
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Bogle Spelling Variations
Sound and intuition were the main things that scribes in the Middle Ages relied on when spelling and translating names. Since those factors varied, so did the spelling of the names. 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)
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In the United States, the name Bogle is the 5,316th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. 
In North America, the monarchy was thousands of miles away and Scots were free to settle on their own land and practice their own beliefs. The American War of Independence provided an opportunity for these settlers to pay back the English monarchy and forge a new nation. Recently, this heritage has survived through North American highland games and Clan societies. Early North American immigration and passenger lists have revealed a number of people bearing the name Bogle or a variant listed above:
Bogle Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Bogle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Bogle Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
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
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: Et labore dulcedo
Motto Translation: Both sweetness and work