The roots of the distinguished German surname Fugitt lie in the kingdom of Bavaria
. The name is derived from the Middle High German word "fucker," meaning "sheep shears."
Early Origins of the Fugitt family
The surname Fugitt 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 Fugitt family was instrumental during these early periods, playing a major role in the development of medieval Bavarian society.
Early History of the Fugitt family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fugitt 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 Fugitt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Fugitt Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Fugger, Fuggiti, Fuggito, Fugitt, Fuggitt, Fuggit and many more.
Early Notables of the Fugitt family (pre 1700)
Prominent among members of the name Fugitt 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 Fugitt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Fugitt 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..