Hogsett History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Hogsett family

The surname Hogsett was first found in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland, where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects. Hogston was recorded in Sileby, Leicestershire in the 17th century.

Early History of the Hogsett family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hogsett research. Another 98 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1224, 1296 and 1473 are included under the topic Early Hogsett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hogsett Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Ogston, Ogson, Ogstone, Hogston, Hogstoun, Ogson and others.

Early Notables of the Hogsett family (pre 1700)

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United States Hogsett migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hogsett Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Mrs. W. R. Hogsett, arrived in New York in 1909 aboard the ship "Potsdam" from Rotterdam, Netherlands [1]
  • Mary Hogsett, aged 55, destined for New York, USA, arrived in New York, New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Fort Hamilton" from Hamilton, Bermuda [2]
  • Gioa Hogsett, aged 44, destined for New Orleans, La, arrived in New York City in 1921 aboard the ship "Paris" from Le Havre, France [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hogsett (post 1700) +

  • Scott Hogsett (b. 1972), American four-time gold medalist Paralympic wheelchair rugby player
  • Robert M. "Bob" Hogsett (b. 1892), American football player for the Dartmouth Big Green football team from 1911 to 1913
  • Joseph Hadden "Joe" Hogsett (b. 1956), American politician, 49th Mayor of Indianapolis (2016-), United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana (2010-2014),57th Secretary of State of Indiana (1989-1995)
  • Elon Chester "Chief" Hogsett (1903-2001), American Major League Baseball player for the Detroit Tigers, St. Louis Browns, and Washington Senators
  • Bob Hogsett (1941-1984), American basketball player who played one season in the National Basketball Association for the Detroit Pistons and the Pittsburgh Pipers
  • Joseph H. Hogsett, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Senator from Indiana, 1992; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana 2nd District, 1994; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Indiana, 2008 [4]
  • Everett Leon Hogsett (1879-1950), American Republican politician, Chair of Cabell County Republican Party, 1928-34; Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Cabell County, 1929 [4]
  • George James Hogsett (1820-1869), Newfoundland lawyer and politician who represented Placentia and St. Mary's from 1852 to 1861 and Harbour Main from 1865 to 1869


The Hogsett Motto +

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: Vi et animo
Motto Translation: By strength and courage.




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