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The origins of the name Osgoold are from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from the late Old English personal names Osgod and Osgot, which were derived from the Old Norse name Asgautr and the Old Danish and Old Swedish names Asgut and Asgut. The common forms of this name in Normandy were Ansgot and Angot.

Osgoold Early Origins



The surname Osgoold was first found in Oxfordshire where they held a family seat from early times and their first records appeared on the census rolls taken by the ancient Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.

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Osgoold Early History


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Osgoold Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Osgoold research. Another 175 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 127 and 1273 are included under the topic Early Osgoold History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Osgoold Spelling Variations


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Osgoold Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Osgoold family name include Osgoode, Osgood, Hosgood, Hosgoode and others.

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Osgoold Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Osgoold Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Osgoold surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Christopher Osgood who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1630; along with Elizabeth; John and Mary Osgood settled in New England in 1630; William, Sarah and four children settled in New England in 1648.

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