Early Origins of the Oklander family
The surname Oklander 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. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
"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." CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
Early History of the Oklander family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Oklander research.Another 335 words (24 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 Oklander History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Oklander Spelling Variations
Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Oglander, Ocklander, Oklander, Ogglander and others.
Early Notables of the Oklander 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 Oklander Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Oklander family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlantic. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Oklander or a variant listed above: Hugh Oglan, who settled in Boston in 1822.
The Oklander 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