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Early Origins of the Ogston family

The surname Ogston 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 early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Scotland to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects. Hogston was recorded in Sileby, Leicestershire in the 17th century.

Early History of the Ogston family

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Ogston Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Ogston, Ogson, Ogstone, Hogston, Hogstoun, Ogson and others.

Early Notables of the Ogston family (pre 1700)

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New Zealand Ogston 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:

Ogston Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • George Ogston, aged 27, a saddler, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1875

Contemporary Notables of the name Ogston (post 1700) +

  • Sir Alexander Ogston KCVO MB CM MD (1844-1929), Scottish surgeon famous for discovering Staphylococcus aureus
  • Tammy Ogston (b. 1970), Australian football referee
  • Jim Ogston, Canadian politician from Alberta
  • Alexander George Ogston (1911-1996), English biochemist specialized in the thermodynamics of biological systems

The Ogston 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: Vi et animo
Motto Translation: By strength and courage. on Facebook