Ogborne History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Ogborne surname is a habitational name, taken on from either of two villages in Wiltshire called Ogbourne. These place names come from the Old English personal name "Oc(c)a," with the Old English word "burna," meaning a "stream" or "creek."
Early Origins of the Ogborne family
The surname Ogborne was first found in Wiltshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book,  indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Ogbourn, held by Miles Crispin, a relative of Duke William, who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.
Early History of the Ogborne family
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Ogborne Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Ogburn, Ogbourn, Ogeburn, Ogbourne, Okeburn, Okebourn, Ockburn, Ockbourn, Occburn, Ogborn, Oggborn, Ogborne, Oggborne, Oxburn, Oxbourne and many more.
Early Notables of the Ogborne family (pre 1700)
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Ogborne migration to the United States +
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Ogborne Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- William Ogborne, who arrived in Maryland in 1663 
- John Ogborne, who landed in Maryland in 1677 
Contemporary Notables of the name Ogborne (post 1700) +
- John Ogborne (1755-1837), English engraver from Chelmsford, Essex who was best known for his engraved portraits
- Elizabeth Ogborne (1763-1853), she claimed to be daughter of Sir John Eliot, 1st Baronet; she was a British antiquary who published an unfinished county history of Essex
Related Stories +
- ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)