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The ancestors of the Foulger family arrived in England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Foulger came from the Germanic personal name Fulcher. It is composed of the elements folk, which means people, and hari, which means army.

Foulger Early Origins



The surname Foulger was first found in Lincolnshire and Derbyshire where they were granted lands about the time of William the Conqueror. Historically, the Fulchers were known as the Champions of Burgundy and records were found of the name spelt Fulchere in Normandy (1180-1195). [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
The name could have also been derived from the Ango-Saxon word "folgere", in other words a follower, an attendant, a free-man who did not have a house of his own. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

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Foulger Spelling Variations


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Foulger Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Foulger are characterized by many spelling variations. 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. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Foulger include Fulcher, Fulger, Fulker, Fucher, Fullager, Folker, Foucar, Foulger, Futcher, Folger, Fugler, Fuche, Fuge, Fuidge, Fudge, Foutch and many more.

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Foulger Early History


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Foulger Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Foulger research. Another 335 words (24 lines of text) covering the years 1170, 1273, 1284, 1272, 1307, 1379, 1737, 1803, 1795, 1855, 1830, 1893, 1617 and 1690 are included under the topic Early Foulger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Foulger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Foulger Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Walter Fulcher of Lincolnshire, Thomas Fulcher (1737-1803), a British architect, George Williams Fulcher (1795-1855), a well-known poet, and John...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Foulger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Foulger In Ireland


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Foulger In Ireland



Some of the Foulger family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 55 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Foulger, or a variant listed above:

Foulger Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Foulger, who arrived in Maryland in 1670

Foulger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Fred Foulger, aged 41, who landed in America from Birmingham, in 1892
  • Wm. W. Foulger, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from Birmingham, England, in 1893

Foulger Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John Arthur Foulger, aged 25, who landed in America from Gremont, in 1906
  • Arthur Foulger, aged 11, who emigrated to America from Southend on Sea, in 1906
  • John Arthur Foulger, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from Liscard, England, in 1908
  • Albert B. Foulger, aged 25, who landed in America, in 1909
  • Edward Turner Foulger, aged 2, who landed in America from Birmingham, England, in 1914
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Foulger Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Charles Foulger arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Princess Helena" in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Foulger (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Foulger (post 1700)



  • Peter Foulger (1905-1980), American long time Chairman of the board and President at the Folgers Coffee Company
  • Gillian Foulger, American award-winning professor of geophysics
  • Byron Foulger (1899-1970), American film character actor
  • John Foulger (d. 2007), British landscape and seascape painter

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  2. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

Other References

  1. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  6. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  11. ...

The Foulger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Foulger 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.

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