Okdint History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Okdint is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived near an oak valley, or came from the place called Ogden, in West Yorkshire. The surname Okdint derives from the Old English words ac and denu, which mean oak and valley, respectively. Other records show the surname Okdint originating in Somerset, but became prominent in Lancashire.
Early Origins of the Okdint family
The surname Okdint was first found in West Yorkshire at Ogden, a small hamlet north of Halifax. Historically part of Lancashire, this hamlet was where Elias de Akeden, de Aggeden was listed the Assize Rolls of that shire in 1246. Almost one hundred years later, Richard de Okeden was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Lancashire in 1332. 
"This family name, so familiar to South Lancashire, sprang up in the neighbourhood of Crompton and [in the] parish of Rochdale."  The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list John de Okedon in Yorkshire and the Assize Rolls of Lancashire of 1246-1247 list Elias de Akeden. Almost one hundred years later, the Lancashire Feet of Fines include Thomas Okeden as holding lands there in 1444. 
Important Dates for the Okdint family
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Okdint Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Okdint has been spelled many different ways, including Ogden, Okden, Oakden, Ogdon, Odgen and others.
Early Notables of the Okdint family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Okdint family
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Okdints to arrive in North America: David Ogden settled in Delaware Bay in 1682; Randall Ogden arrived in Barbados in 1634; John Ogden arrived in Connecticut in 1635; Charles, David, Emmanual, Henry, James, John, Samuel, Robert and William Ogden all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860..
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