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Ogden Surname Origin
(Origin Local Saxon) From ock, oak-tree, and den, a valley; the oak vale, or shady valley. Ogduine, in the Gaelic, signifies a young man, from Og, young, and duine, a man; Ogdyn, in the Welsh, has the same signification.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
Ogden Surname Meaning and Family Facts
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A Ogden Family History Thought:
'We are all omnibuses in which our ancestors ride, and every now and then one of them sticks his head out and embarrasses us.' --Oliver Wendell Homes