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.
Early Origins of the Foggs family
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.
Early History of the Foggs family
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.
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.
Early Notables of the Foggs family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Foggs family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Foggs Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Joseph Foggs, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Dorothy" in 1849 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The DOROTHY 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Dorothy.htm