The ancestry of the name Foge dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. 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 Foge also has occupational
origins when it refers a farmer who had grazing cattle on the grass during the winter months.
Early Origins of the Foge family
The surname Foge 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.
Early History of the Foge family
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Foge Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Foge have been found, including Fogg, Fogge, Foge, Fog and others.
Early Notables of the Foge family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Foge family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Foge, or a variant listed above: 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..