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Ogilvie Family History

Ogilvie Name Meaning
Scottish: habitational name from a place near Glamis in the former county of Angus, which is first recorded c.1205 in the form Ogilvin. It is probably named from an early British form of Welsh uchel ‘high’ + ma ‘plain’, ‘place’ (mutated to fa) or ban ‘hill’ (mutated to fan).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

384,483 Historical Documents with Ogilvie on Ancestry.com
68,442 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
7,857 Military Records
26,249 Immigration Records
57,072 Census and Voter Lists
224,863 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Ogilvie Families

  • Number of Ogilvie families
     21 - 39
     8 - 20
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Ogilvie families
     66 - 130
     23 - 65
     1 - 22
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Ogilvie families
     391 - 780
     131 - 390
     1 - 130
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Ogilvie Family Origin

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Ogilvie Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Ogilvie

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Ogilvie Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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