Orgland History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Orgland family
The surname Orgland 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 Orgland family
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Orgland Spelling Variations
Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Oglander, Ocklander, Oklander, Ogglander and others.
Early Notables of the Orgland 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 Orgland family
To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Orgland or a variant listed above: Hugh Oglan, who settled in Boston in 1822.
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The Orgland 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.