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Where did the English Hoge family come from? What is the English Hoge family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hoge family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hoge family history?The name Hoge finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons of England. It was given to one who worked as a keeper of cattle and pigs. The surname Hoge originally derived from the Old English word hog-garth.
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Hoge has been recorded under many different variations, including Hogarth, Hoggart, Hoggarth, Hoggard, Hoggarde and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hoge research. Another 155 words(11 lines of text) covering the years 1697, 1764 and 1734 are included under the topic Early Hoge History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 53 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hoge Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Hoge or a variant listed above:
Hoge Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Hoge Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Candor dat viribus alas
Motto Translation: Truth gives wings to strength.
The Hoge Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hoge 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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