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Ogdon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English-Alt, English


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.

Early Origins of the Ogdon family


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.

Early History of the Ogdon family


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Ogdon Spelling Variations


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

Early Notables of the Ogdon family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Ogdon family to the New World and Oceana


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 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Ogdon Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

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

Contemporary Notables of the name Ogdon (post 1700)


  • Will Ogdon (b. 1921), American composer
  • John Andrew Howard Ogdon (1937-1989), English pianist and composer
  • John Ogdon Lant, English Osteophathc, appointed as Director of the Osteopathic Association of Great Britain in 1988

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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)
  3. ^ 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)

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