Oglander History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Oglander family

The surname Oglander 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 Oglander family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Oglander 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 Oglander History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Oglander Spelling Variations

Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Oglander, Ocklander, Oklander, Ogglander and others.

Early Notables of the Oglander 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...
Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Oglander Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Oglander family

Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Oglander or a variant listed above: Hugh Oglan, who settled in Boston in 1822.

Contemporary Notables of the name Oglander (post 1700) +

  • Sir Henry Oglander (1811-1874), 7th Baronet, English peer, High Sheriff of Dorset in 1854
  • Sir William Oglander (1769-1852), 6th Baronet, English peer
  • Sir William Oglander (1733-1806), 5th Baronet, English peer
  • Sir John Oglander (1704-1767), 4th Baronet, English peer
  • Sir William Oglander (1769-1852), English peer, 6th Baronet Oglander, Member of Parliament for Bodmin (1807-1812)

The Oglander 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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