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Okell Early Origins



The surname Okell was first found in Northumberland where the earliest record of the name was of Humphrey de Hoggell who was granted a deed by William the Conqueror to enjoy "all the liberties and royalties of his manor of Ogle in an ample as a manner as any of his ancestors enjoyed the same before the time of the Norman invasion." Another source adds to this claim, " the manor formed part of the possessions, and was the residence, of the Ogle family, who were seated here before the Conquest, and with whom it continued till the time of Elizabeth. " [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
The township of Shilvington in Northumberland was home to another branch of the family. "It was anciently a manor in the Merlay barony, and was the property of the knightly families of Gubium and Ogle, the connexion of the latter of whom with the place was revived in 1830, the Rev. J. Savile Ogle then purchasing the estate." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Okell Spelling Variations


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Okell Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Hoggel, Ogle, Ogill, Ogell and others.

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Okell Early History


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Okell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Okell research. Another 253 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1362, 1538, 1341, 1406, 1469, 1440, 1486, 1468, 1513, 1490, 1530, 1513, 1545, 1529, 1562, 1540, 1597, 1568, 1629, 1681, 1750 and are included under the topic Early Okell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Okell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Okell Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Robert Ogle, 1st Baron Ogle (1406-1469); Owen (Ewyn) Ogle, 2nd Baron Ogle (1440-1486); Ralph Ogle, 3rd Baron Ogle (1468-1513); Robert Ogle, 4th Baron Ogle (1490-1530); Robert Ogle, 5th Baron Ogle...

Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Okell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Okell In Ireland


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Okell In Ireland



Some of the Okell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 113 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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 were:

Okell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Rich Okell, who arrived in Virginia in 1654

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Contemporary Notables of the name Okell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Okell (post 1700)



  • Frank T. Okell, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Lackawanna County, 1893-94
  • The Rt Rev. Frank Jackson Okell, English inaugural Bishop of Stockport (1949 to 1950)
  • John Okell, British research associate at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
  • Marjorie Francis Okell (1908-2009), British international track and field athlete at the 1934 Empire Games

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Motto


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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: Prenez en gré
Motto Translation: Take in good will.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  5. 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.
  6. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  7. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  8. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
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The Okell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Okell 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 11 February 2016 at 15:46.

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