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The surname Hogston 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.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Ogston, Ogson, Ogstone, Hogston, Hogstoun, Ogson and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hogston research. Another 153 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1224, 1296, and 1473 are included under the topic Early Hogston History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Hogston Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Lewis Ogson arrived in Philadelphia in 1880.
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.
The Hogston Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hogston 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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