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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.

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.

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Early History of the Foggs family

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Early History of the Foggs family


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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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Early Notables of the Foggs family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Foggs family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Foggs family to the New World and Oceana

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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 [1]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

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  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The DOROTHY 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Dorothy.htm

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