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in the U.S.
since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Oglesby

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Alt. Meaning

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

G is for golden, memories you share.

L is for love, everlasting.

E is for enthusiasm, in even the most dire circumstances

S is for self respect, a solid score here.

B is for brilliance, your vivacity for life.

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Oglesby

Richard James Oglesby was a Governor of Illinois, from Illinois, United States Senator, fromIllinois, and United States Senate. His career lasted from 1865 to 1869. His military service ended in 1847. Richard was born on July 25th, 1824 in Oldham County, Kentucky. He breathed his last breath on April 24th, 1899.


Julia Mallam is an actress. Julia was given the name Julia Oglesby in 1982 in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England, UK.


Terrence Oglesby is a basketball player for the MBC Mykolaiv, Tarragona 2017, Sundsvall Dragons, Rustavi, Iowa Energy, Eco Örebro, and Borås Basket. His most notable accomplishments were from 2009 to present. Terrence was born on March 12th, 1988 in Kongsberg, Norway.


Evan Oglesby is a football player. He has had major accomplishments since 2005. Evan was born on December 18th, 1981 in Toccoa, Georgia.


John was born on March 19th, 1873. He breathed his last breath on May 27th, 1938.


Paul Oglesby was a football player. Paul was born on January 9th, 1939 in San Francisco. He breathed his last breath on September 25th, 1994.


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Popularity of Oglesby as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Oglesby U.S.
  White 63.37% 64.26%
  African American 31.20% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.42% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.51% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.22% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.29% 16.26%

Of Last Name Oglesby

People with the last name Oglesby are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Oglesby

  • How Popular is the name Oglesby? As a last name Oglesby was the 2,919th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Oglesby first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Oglesby is Wednesday, December 14th, 1881.
  • How unique is the name Oglesby? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Oglesby. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Oglesby: Your name in reverse order is Ybselgo. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ebgoyls. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Oglesby? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 12,271 people with the last name Oglesby.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Oglesby? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 4 of them will have Oglesby as their last name.

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