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Where did the German Fugger family come from? What is the German Fugger family crest and coat of arms? When did the Fugger family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Fugger family history?The roots of the distinguished German surname Fugger lie in the kingdom of Bavaria. The name is derived from the Middle High German word "fucker," meaning "sheep shears."
Spelling variations of this family name include: Fugger, Fuggiti, Fuggito, Fugitt, Fuggitt, Fuggit and many more.
First found in farmlands throughout Germany. The name's meaning suggests that the name was first borne by a sheep farmer or a wool merchant from Bavaria during the late 13th century, when hereditary surnames came into common use in Germany. The young Fugger family was instrumental during these early periods, playing a major role in the development of medieval Bavarian society.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fugger research. Another 437 words (31 lines of text) covering the years 1348, 1368, 1469, 1459, 1525, 1519, 1398, 1469, 1453, 1506, 1459, 1525, 1493, 1560, 1553, 1567 and 1626 are included under the topic Early Fugger History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 205 words (15 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fugger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Fugger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
The Fugger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fugger 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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