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The name Foggs is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came 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 Foggs also has occupational origins when it refers a farmer who had grazing cattle on the grass during the winter months.

Foggs Early Origins



The surname Foggs 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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Foggs Spelling Variations


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Foggs Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Foggs are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Foggs include: Fogg, Fogge, Foge, Fog and others.

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Foggs Early History


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Foggs Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Foggs 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 Foggs History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Foggs Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Foggs Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Foggs 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Foggs Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Foggs arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Dorothy" in 1849

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    2. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
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    The Foggs Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Foggs 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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