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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."

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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.

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


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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 and printed products wherever possible.

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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...

Another 63 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.

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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
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  • 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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Citations



    Other References

    1. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    2. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    3. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    5. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    6. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    7. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    10. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
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    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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