The surname Foglia is a name that originated in Thuringia, which is located between Hessen and Lower Saxony
in the west and Saxony
in the east. During the 2nd and 3rd centuries, Thuringia was a kingdom of the Germanic Hermunderen, but the land was conquered by the Franks and the Saxons
in the mid-6th century. Thuringia was brought under the rule of Franconian counts by Charles Martel and Charlemagne
founded the Thuringian Mark in 804 as a defensive region against the Slavs. In the late 15th century, Thuringia was divided into four main principalities: Sachsen-Weimar, Sachsen-Altenburg, Sachsen-Coburg, and Sachsen-Meiningen. Thuringia retained its independent status until it became a part of the German Empire after the Unification of 1871.
Early Origins of the Foglia family
The surname Foglia was first found in Thuringia, in the south-eastern part of Saxony
, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal
System and the nation. The family can be traced as far back as the year 1544, when Heinrich Vogel the Elder founded a branch of the family in the Duchy of Gotha.
Early History of the Foglia family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Foglia research.Another 317 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1749, 1781, 1790, 1814, and 1831 are included under the topic Early Foglia History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Foglia Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Vogel, Voegel, Vogele, Voegele, Voegelein, Vagel (northern Germany), Vogeler, Vogler, Voegler, Voegeler, Vogl (Austria), Vageler (northern Germany), Fogel, Fogeler, Vakel, Vogal, Vogels, Vogall and many more.
Early Notables of the Foglia family (pre 1700)
Notable members of the surname Foglia in this period were Joseph Anton Vogl, a noted physician in Pusterthals who was ennobled in 1781 for his outstanding accomplishments. He brought... Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Foglia Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Foglia family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Foglia Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Hans Henrick Foglia, aged 50, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
Contemporary Notables of the name Foglia (post 1700)
- Edward Foglia, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1988, 2000 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html