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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

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  • Farmer

    4%
  • Annuitant

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    2%
  • Labourer

    2%

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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Ogilvie Historical Records

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Ogilvie Life Expectancy

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