Fogg History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The ancestors of the Fogg surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they 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 Fogg also has occupational origins when it refers a farmer who had grazing cattle on the grass during the winter months.

Early Origins of the Fogg family

The surname Fogg 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.

Important Dates for the Fogg family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fogg research. Another 67 words (5 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 Fogg History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Fogg Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Fogg include Fogg, Fogge, Foge, Fog and others.

Early Notables of the Fogg family (pre 1700)

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Fogg migration to the United States

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Fogg Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Ralph Fogg, who settled in Salem Massachusetts in 1630
  • John Fogg, who settled in Boston in 1630
  • Ralph Fogg, who landed in Salem, Massachusetts in 1634 [1]
  • Whitting Fogg, who settled in Virginia in 1653
  • Whittington Fogg, who arrived in Virginia in 1653 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Fogg Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Math Fogg, who arrived in Virginia in 1705 [1]
  • Daniel Fogg, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1770 [1]
  • William Fogg, who settled in Virginia in 1773
  • William Fogg, aged 23, who landed in Virginia in 1773 [1]
Fogg Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • C P Fogg, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1871 [1]

Fogg migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fogg Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Benjamin Fogg, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749

Contemporary Notables of the name Fogg (post 1700)

  • Ebenezer Knowlton Fogg (1837-1900), American shoe retailer and politician, 24th Mayor of Lynn, Massachusetts (1891-1892), Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives (1896-1897)
  • Howard Lockhart Fogg (1917-1996), American railroad artist who produced over 1,200 paintings, illustrated about 100 books and was considered to be "America's finest railroad artist"
  • Joseph G. Fogg (d. 1946), American football player for the Wisconsin Badgers, former part-owner of the NFL Cleveland Rams
  • John Fogg (b. 1944), American politician, 56th Mayor of Pensacola, Florida (1994-2009)
  • Kyle Fogg (b. 1990), American professional basketball player
  • Carleton Thayer Fogg (1917-1942), American naval seaman killed in action while serving aboard the aircraft carrier Enterprise during the initial attack Kwajalein, 1 February 1942, eponym of the USS Fogg (DE/DER-57), a Buckley-class destroyer escort
  • Joshua Smith Fogg (b. 1976), American former Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 2001 to 2009
  • George Gilman Fogg (1813-1881), American politician, Senator and diplomat from New Hampshire (1866-1867)
  • Clarence J. Fogg, American politician, Mayor of Newburyport, Massachusetts, 1915-16 [2]
  • Catharine Fogg, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 2000 [2]
  • ... (Another 24 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from
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