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Where did the English Fugler family come from? What is the English Fugler family crest and coat of arms? When did the Fugler family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Fugler family history?The Norman Conquest of England of 1066 added many new elements to the already vibrant culture. Among these were thousands of new names. The Fugler name is derived from the Germanic personal name Fulcher. It is composed of the elements folk, which means people, and hari, which means army.
A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Fulcher, Fulger, Fulker, Fucher, Fullager, Folker, Foucar, Foulger, Futcher, Folger, Fugler, Fuche, Fuge, Fuidge, Fudge, Foutch and many more.
First found in Lincolnshire where they were granted lands by William the Conqueror for their assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The Fulchers were known as the Champions of Burgundy.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fugler research. Another 335 words(24 lines of text) covering the years 1170, 1272, 1273, 1284, 1307, 1379, 1617, 1690, 1737, 1795, 1803, 1830, 1855, and 1893 are included under the topic Early Fugler History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 95 words(7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fugler Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Fugler family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 55 words(4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Fugler or a variant listed above: John Folger, who settled in Massachusetts in 1630; John Fulcher, who purchased land in Virginia in 1652; William Fulcher, who came to Maryland in 1669.
The Fugler Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fugler Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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