Early Origins of the Ocklander family
The surname Ocklander was first found in the parish of Oglandres, and thence passed to the chateau of Pertot, in the department of the Orne, Normandy
. Many of the family continued to reside there as seen as Marquis d'Orglandre who was listed as the representative of the family in France in the late 1800s. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
"Richard de Okelandre, the patriarch of this family, is supposed to have been of Norman origin, and was Lord of Nunwell, in the Isle of Wight, the present seat, from the time of King John." CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
Early History of the Ocklander family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ocklander research.Another 335 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1544, 1256, 1585, 1655, 1611, 1670, 1640, 1660, 1670, 1642, 1683, 1680, 1734 and 1874 are included under the topic Early Ocklander History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Ocklander Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations
characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Oglander, Ocklander, Oklander, Ogglander and others.
Early Notables of the Ocklander family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John Oglander (1585-1655), British civil servant, diarist in Isle of Wight, who was imprisoned for being a Royalist. Sir William Oglander, 1st Baronet
(ca. 1611 – 1670) was an English politician, Member of Parliament for Yarmouth... Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ocklander Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Ocklander family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families left England
, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Ocklander or a variant listed above: Hugh Oglan, who settled in Boston in 1822.
The Ocklander 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: Servare munia vitae
Motto Translation: To observe the duties of life