The name Osgould is tied to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of England
. It comes from the late Old English personal names Osgod
which were derived from the Old Norse name Asgautr
and the Old Danish and Old Swedish names Asgut
The common forms of this name in Normandy
Early Origins of the Osgould family
The surname Osgould 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.
Early History of the Osgould family
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Osgould Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Osgould has undergone many spelling variations
, including Osgoode, Osgood, Hosgood, Hosgoode and others.
Early Notables of the Osgould family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Osgould family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Osgould were among those contributors: 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