Oag History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Oag family

The surname Oag 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 very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Oag family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Oag research. Another 58 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1457 and 1613 are included under the topic Early Oag History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Oag Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Oag, Oage, Oge, Ogg, Uig, Ogie and others.

Early Notables of the Oag family (pre 1700)

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

Ireland Migration of the Oag family to Ireland

Some of the Oag family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 48 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


New Zealand Oag 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:

Oag Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Alexander Oag, aged 18, a farm labourer, who arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Christian McAusland" in 1875
  • Catherine Oag, aged 25, a domestic servant, who arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Christian McAusland" in 1875

Contemporary Notables of the name Oag (post 1700) +

  • James George "Jamie" Oag (b. 1966), Scottish business entrepreneur from West Lothian, awarded the Queen's Awards for Enterprise in 2009; as an inventor he holds three patents


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