Fugger History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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."

Early Origins of the Fugger family

The surname Fugger was 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.

Important Dates for the Fugger family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fugger research. Another 219 words (16 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 and printed products wherever possible.

Fugger Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Fugger, Fuggiti, Fuggito, Fugitt, Fuggitt, Fuggit and many more.

Early Notables of the Fugger family (pre 1700)

Prominent among members of the name Fugger in this period include Jakob Fugger (1398-1469), known as Jakob Fugger the Elder to distinguish him from his son Jakob Fugger a German master weaver, town councillor and merchant, the founder of the Fugger dynasty; Georg Fugger von der Lilie (1453-1506), a German merchant of the Fugger dynasty, son of...
Another 57 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fugger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Fugger migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fugger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Clara Fugger, who arrived in New York in 1882

Contemporary Notables of the name Fugger (post 1700)

  • Jakob Fugger (1398-1469), German master weaver, town councillor and merchant
  • Johann Christoph Fugger (1561-1612), German businessman and the last famous survivor of the Fugger vom Reh branch of the Fugger family
  • Markus Fugger (1529-1597), German politician and businessman
  • Georg Fugger (1453-1506), German merchant
  • Anton Fugger (1493-1560), German merchant
  • Jacob Fugger (1459-1525), German banker
  • Johannes Fugger, German financier family who exerted great economic and political influence in the 15th and 16th centuries
  • Heinz Horst Fugger (b. 1938), Spanish successful hotel manager
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