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Origins Available: Scottish-Alt, Scottish
The Ogilvy surname is a habitational name from a place near Glamis, in county of Angus (present day region of Tayside), which is first recorded c.1205 in the form Ogilvin. The root of the place name is thought to be from the Welsh "uchel," meaning "high."
The surname Ogilvy was first found in Angus (Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland, and present day Council Area of Angus, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire, where Gilbert, son of Gillebride, 1st Earl of Angus, obtained a charter of the lands of Purin, Ogguluin and Kynmethan, in Angus between 1172 and 1177. Gilbert is also on record as a witness of a grant of the church of Monyfode to the Abbey of Arbroath by his brother, Gilchrist, 3rd Earl of Angys between 1201-04. There is also early record of an Alexander de Oggoluin, who had a Charter of the lands of Belauht around 1232. Patrick Oggelville or Eggilvyn (of county Forfar) swore an oath of allegiance to King Edward the 1st of England in 1296.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Ogilvie, Ogilvy, Oguilvie, Ogilby, Ogleby and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ogilvy research. Another 500 words (36 lines of text) covering the years 1320, 1425, 1430, 1491, 1579, 1615, 1639, 1645, 1651, 1652, 1679, 1701, 1707, 1715, 1745, 1778, and 1826 are included under the topic Early Ogilvy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Notable amongst the Clan at this time was Saint John Ogilvie (1579-1615), a Jesuit priest, and a cadet of Ogilvy of Findlater, who was arrested and hanged at Glasgow Cross for his defense of the spiritual supremacy of the papacy. He was beatified...
Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ogilvy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Ogilvy Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Ogilvy Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Ogilvy Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
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: Tout jour
Motto Translation: To the end
The Ogilvy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ogilvy 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.
This page was last modified on 4 January 2014 at 22:41.