Anglo-Saxon name Fogge comes from when the family resided 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 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
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 Fogge family
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Fogge Spelling Variations
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)
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Migration of the Fogge family to the New World and Oceana
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
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