Ogier

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Louisa Ogier, born in Jersey in 1843
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Origin of Surname

This is a west of France variant of Augé and Augier, which come from the Germanic Adalgari. Adal = ‘noble’ and gari = ‘lance’: clearly an important soldier.

The name is much more common in Guernsey than it is in Jersey.

Early records

The surname Ogier can be traced in Guernsey back to a deed which states that Michel Ogier des parties de Normandie was living in the Vale, Guernsey in 1511.

The origin of the surname may be from the legend of Ogier the Dane who was reputed to be the son of Geoffrey, King of Denmark in the 9th Century.

Variants

  • Ogier

Related Places

  • La Chapelle de l'Epine, Vale

Notable Islanders

  • Dr Darryl Ogier, Island Archivist and author
  • Peter Ogier, 19th Century Shipbuilder, St Sampsons, Guernsey
  • Lionel Leverett Ogier (1896-1969), Vice-President, Guernsey Society
  • Herbert Ogier (c1890-1980), Guernsey's last ecrivain
  • Tom Ogier (?-1982), first president of the Island Development Committee
  • William Ogier, early settler in Guernsey County, Ohio

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