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The name Ogdon is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived near an oak valley, or came from the place called Ogden, in West Yorkshire. Ogdon is a local surname, which belongs to the category of hereditary surnames. There are a variety of types of local surnames, some of which include: topographic surnames, which could be given to a person who lived beside any physical feature, such as a hill, stream, church or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. They were derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads. Other local names are derived from the names of houses, manors, estates, regions, and entire counties. The surname Ogdon derives from the Old English words "ac" and "denu," which mean "oak" and "valley," respectively. The surname Ogdon originated in Somerset, but became prominent in Lancashire, where members of the family had been settled since the early Middle Ages.

Ogdon Early Origins



The surname Ogdon was first found in West Yorkshire at Ogden, a small hamlet north of Halifax. Historically part of Lancashire, this hamlet was where Elias de Akeden, de Aggeden was listed the Assize Rolls of that shire in 1246. Almost one hundred years later, Richard de Okeden was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Lancashire in 1332. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
"This family name, so familiar to South Lancashire, sprang up in the neighbourhood of Crompton and [in the] parish of Rochdale." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list John de Okedon in Yorkshire.

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Ogdon Spelling Variations


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Ogdon Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Ogden, Okden, Oakden, Ogdon and others.

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Ogdon Early History


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Ogdon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ogdon research. Another 175 words (12 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ogdon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ogdon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ogdon Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ogdon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Oliver W Ogdon, who arrived in Texas in 1835

Ogdon Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Richard Ogdon arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ogdon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ogdon (post 1700)



  • Will Ogdon (b. 1921), American composer
  • John Andrew Howard Ogdon (1937-1989), English pianist and composer

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  5. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  9. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
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The Ogdon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ogdon 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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