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Origins Available: Austrian, German
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."
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.
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.
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.
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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