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Oglethorp Early Origins



The surname Oglethorp was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Oglethorpe, held by Nigel from the Count of Mortain, who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.

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Oglethorp Spelling Variations


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Oglethorp Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Oglethorpe, Ogelthorp, Oglethorp, Ocklethorp, Oglestun, Oglestown, Ogylthorp, Ogelthrop, Oglethrupp, Oglestorp, Oglethropp, Ogelthrop, Ogelthropp, Oklethrop, Oklethropp, Okelthorp and many more.

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Oglethorp Early History


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Oglethorp Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Oglethorp research. Another 223 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1219, 1407, 1273, 1379, 1603, 1609, 1559, 1557, 1559, 1650, 1702, 1681 and 1704 are included under the topic Early Oglethorp History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Oglethorp Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Oglethorp Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Owen Oglethorpe (d. 1559), English priest, born in Tadcaster, Yorkshire, who was Bishop of Carlisle (1557-1559); Sir Theophilus Oglethorpe (1650-1702), an English...

Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Oglethorp Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Oglethorpe, who came to Maryland in 1658; and General James Oglethorpe, who was on record in Georgia, GA from 1733.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  3. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  5. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
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The Oglethorp Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Oglethorp 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.

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