Ogilvie Family History

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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

Similar surnames: Ogle, Gilde, Wilkie, Billie, Gilpin, Gillis, Golin, Silvio, Gillig

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Ogilvie Family Origin

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Ogilvie Family Occupations

What did your Ogilvie ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Ogilvie occupation in the UK was Farmer. 4% of Ogilvie's were Farmers. Farmer, Annuitant and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ogilvie. A less common occupation for the Ogilvie family was Labourer.

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  • Farmer

  • Annuitant

  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Ogilvie ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Ogilvie Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 63,000 census records available for the last name Ogilvie. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ogilvie census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 28,000 immigration records available for the last name Ogilvie. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Ogilvie. For the veterans among your Ogilvie ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ogilvie Life Expectancy

What is the average Ogilvie lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Ogilvie life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Ogilvie in 1947 was 41, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ogilvie

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ogilvie ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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