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,
which means army.
Early Origins of the Foulger family
The surname Foulger was first found in Lincolnshire
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
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. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early History of the Foulger family
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.
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.
Early Notables of the Foulger family (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.
Migration of the Foulger family to Ireland
Some of the Foulger family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Foulger family to the New World and Oceana
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
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 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)
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
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Foulger Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Charles Foulger, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Princess Helena" in 1850 CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PANAMA 1850. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1850PrincessHelena.gif
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
Historic Events for the Foulger family
HMS Royal Oak
- Arthur Foulger (1916-1939), British Able Seaman with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
Ships hit by U-boats crew list HMS Royal Oak (08) - (Retrieved 2018 February, 9th) - retrieved from https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/crews/ship68.html