Show ContentsFogge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Fogge comes from when the family resided in the area that was referred to as the fogge, a Middle English word which means the grass that was left to grow once the hay had been cut. [1] The surname Fogge also has occupational origins when it refers a farmer who had grazing cattle on the grass during the winter months.

Early Origins of the Fogge family

The surname Fogge was first found in Kent or perhaps Lancashire. Lower states that "it is an ancient Kentish family," [2] while Bardsley claims the name is a "well-known Lancashire surname. " [3]

Early records of the family are scarce, but we did find record of Thomas Fogg, in Norfolk in 1509 [4] and Robert Fogg, of Radcliffe, yeoman in Cheshire in 1592. [3]

Phileas Fogg, the fictional protagonist Jules Verne's novel Around the World in Eighty Days was inspired by the American writer and adventurer William Perry Fogg (1826-1909.)

Early History of the Fogge family

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Fogge Spelling Variations

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. Fogge has been recorded under many different variations, including Fogg, Fogge, Foge, Fog and others.

Early Notables of the Fogge family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include Sir Thomas Fogg (Fogge) (died 1407), English politician and soldier, a knight (1360), elected Member of Parliament for Kent in 1376, 1378, 1380, 1381, 1383, 1384, and 1388. Laurence Fogg or Fogge (1623-1718), was Dean of Chester in 1691. He was the son of Robert Fogg (who was...
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United States Fogge migration to the United States +

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 Fogge or a variant listed above:

Fogge Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Martha Fogge, aged 21, who arrived in New York in 1854 [5]

  1. Harrison, Henry, Surnames of the United Kingdom: A Concise Etymological Dictionary Baltimore: Geneological Publishing Company, 2013. Print
  2. Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  3. Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  4. Rye, Walter, A History of Norfolk. London: Elliot Stock, 62, Paternoster Row, 1885. Print
  5. 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) on Facebook