Ogglander History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Ogglander family

The surname Ogglander was first found in the parish of Oglandres, and thence passed to the chateau of Pertot, in the department of the Orne, Normandy. Many of the family continued to reside there as seen as Marquis d'Orglandre who was listed as the representative of the family in France in the late 1800s. [1] "Richard de Okelandre, the patriarch of this family, is supposed to have been of Norman origin, and was Lord of Nunwell, in the Isle of Wight, the present seat, from the time of King John." [2]

Early History of the Ogglander family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ogglander research. Another 167 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1544, 1256, 1585, 1655, 1611, 1670, 1640, 1660, 1670, 1642, 1683, 1680, 1734 and 1874 are included under the topic Early Ogglander History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Ogglander Spelling Variations

Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Oglander, Ocklander, Oklander, Ogglander and others.

Early Notables of the Ogglander family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John Oglander (1585-1655), British civil servant, diarist in Isle of Wight, who was imprisoned for being a Royalist. Sir William Oglander, 1st Baronet (ca. 1611 – 1670) was an English politician, Member of Parliament for Yarmouth...
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Migration of the Ogglander family

Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Ogglander name or one of its variants: Hugh Oglan, who settled in Boston in 1822.

The Ogglander Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Servare munia vitae
Motto Translation: To observe the duties of life

  1. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.

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