Orgelan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Orgelan family
The surname Orgelan 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.  "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." 
Early History of the Orgelan family
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Orgelan Spelling Variations
Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. When the Normans became the ruling people of England in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Oglander, Ocklander, Oklander, Ogglander and others.
Early Notables of the Orgelan 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...
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Migration of the Orgelan family
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Orgelan or a variant listed above were: Hugh Oglan, who settled in Boston in 1822.
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The Orgelan 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
- ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
- ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.