The roots of the distinguished German surname Fuggit lie in the kingdom of Bavaria
. The name is derived from the Middle High German word "fucker," meaning "sheep shears."
Early Origins of the Fuggit family
The surname Fuggit 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 Fuggit family was instrumental during these early periods, playing a major role in the development of medieval Bavarian society.
Early History of the Fuggit family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fuggit 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 Fuggit History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Fuggit Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Fugger, Fuggiti, Fuggito, Fugitt, Fuggitt, Fuggit and many more.
Early Notables of the Fuggit family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the name Fuggit 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 Fuggit Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Fuggit family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Leonce Fugger, who settled in Philadelphia in 1852; Johann Martin Fugger, who immigrated to Pennsylvania in 1869; and Clara and Anton Fugger, who came to New York in 1882..