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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
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. 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." 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
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Early Notables of the Ogdon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Ogdon family to the New World and Oceana
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