Being an Ogletree, we have labored under the assumption that it is a dirivitive of the surname Ochiltree.Some even believe, contrary to Scottish records that we are descended from the royal Stewarts. I think the Ochiltree/Stewart connection started in 1916 when a lady published a book on the House of Ochiltree.She had discovered a Lord Ochiltree and assumed that the Ochiltrees in America descended from this gentleman.This of course is absurb as Lord Ochiltree was actually a Stewart and was Lord "OF" Ochiltree. Most Ochiltree descendants in America are descended from the three Ochiltree brothers who arrived in the U.S. in the 1700s (Alexander, Michael, and Matthew).One legent has it that these 3 brothers were originally Stewarts who changed their name to Ochiltree for safety reason.Makes sense but cannot find any record of them in Scotland under either name. The Scots insist that Andrew Stewart and his successors died without issue and that it is impossible for any of the Stewarts, Ochiltrees and Ogletrees in America, Canada or Australia to be of royal descent.The name Stewart has been in use in Scotland since the 1000s, the name Ochiltree since the 1400s. My main area of research now is concentrated in Scotland and Virginia trying to find when the name became Ogletree (if it ever was Ochiltree).On a recent visit to Scotland, I copied down every Ochiltree marriage and birth I could find in Scotland prior to 1734 (Our earliest Ogletree record in America).I am trying to build a matrix that might show some connection between someone here and there.No luck so far but the task continues. Would love to hear from Ochiltrees and their theories on this confusing matter.More than willing to share the records I copied in Scotland.I concentrated on Johns, Williams and Thomass but there are other records available.