Ogg History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Ogg family

The surname Ogg was first found in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Ogg family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ogg research. Another 58 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1457 and 1613 are included under the topic Early Ogg History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ogg Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Oag, Oage, Oge, Ogg, Uig, Ogie and others.

Early Notables of the Ogg family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Ogg family to Ireland

Some of the Ogg family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 48 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Ogg migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ogg Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Ogg, who settled in Virginia with his wife in 1752
  • John Ogg, who arrived in Virginia in 1752 [1]
Ogg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Carl Ogg, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1807 [1]
  • Carl Ogg, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1807
  • James Ogg, who settled in Philadelphia in 1831
  • Alex Ogg, aged 43, who immigrated to the United States from Aberdeen, in 1892
  • Adelaide Ogg, aged 10, who immigrated to America from Aberdeen, in 1893
Ogg Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Ackman Ogg, aged 42, who landed in America from Glasgow, in 1904
  • Elisabeth Ogg, aged 38, who immigrated to the United States from Huntley, Scotland, in 1907
  • George Ogg, aged 22, who immigrated to the United States from Bayon, Scotland, in 1908
  • Aikman Ogg, aged 48, who landed in America from Bervie, Scotland, in 1908
  • Allan Ogg, aged 24, who settled in America from Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1908
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Australia Ogg migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Ogg Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • James Ogg, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Flora" in 1851 [2]
  • Ellen Ogg, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lady Flora" in 1851 [2]

New Zealand Ogg migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

  • Alexander Ogg, aged 38, a surveyor, who arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Phoebe Dunbar" between 1841 and 1850

Contemporary Notables of the name Ogg (post 1700) +

  • Andrew Pollard Ogg (b. 1934), American mathematician, a professor emeritus of mathematics
  • Bill Ogg, American politician, member of the Ohio House of Representatives from 2002
  • Raymond Alan Ogg (1967-2009), American professional basketball player
  • Robert Y. Ogg (b. 1860), American politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 1st District, 1887-88, 1909-12; Member of Michigan State Senate 4th District, 1913-16 [3]
  • James B. Ogg, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 9th District, 1928 [3]
  • Derek Ogg QC (d. 2020), Scottish lawyer who campaigned for automatic pardons for gay and bisexual men convicted of sexual offences in Scotland
  • Henry Ogg (1851-1932), Scottish explorer, ornithologist, and botanist
  • David Ogg (b. 1967), former Australian rules footballer
  • Sir William Gammie Ogg (1891-1979), British horticultural scientist and Director of Rothamsted Experimental Station References
  • Henry Ogg Forbes (1851-1932), British ornithologist, botanist and museum director


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LADY FLORA 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851LadyFlora.htm
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 23) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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