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The origins of the Fog name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived in the area that was referred to as the fogge, a Old English word which means the grass that was left to grow once the hay had been cut. The surname Fog also has occupational origins when it refers a farmer who had grazing cattle on the grass during the winter months.

Fog Early Origins



The surname Fog was first found in Kent where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Fog Spelling Variations


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Fog Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Fog were recorded, including Fogg, Fogge, Foge, Fog and others.

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Fog Early History


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Fog Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fog research. Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1407, 1360, 1376, 1378, 1380, 1381, 1383, 1384, 1388, 1623, 1718 and 1691 are included under the topic Early Fog History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fog Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fog Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fog Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Fog family emigrate to North America: Whitting Fogg who settled in Virginia in 1653; Ralph Fogg settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1630; John Fogg settled in Boston in 1630; William Fogg settled in Virginia in 1773..

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    5. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    8. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
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    The Fog Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fog 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.

    This page was last modified on 28 October 2013 at 11:17.

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