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Early Origins of the Mogg family

The surname Mogg was first found in Somerset where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Mogg family

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Mogg Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Mogg, Moggs, Moke, Moak, Moake, Moeke, Moek and many more.

Early Notables of the Mogg family (pre 1700)

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United States Mogg migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mogg Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Tho Mogg, who settled in Virginia in 1674
Mogg Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hans Michael Mogg, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732 [1]
  • Hans Mogg, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1739 [1]
  • John Mogg, who settled in Maryland in 1772
  • John Mogg, who settled in America in 1772

Canada Mogg migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Mogg Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • David Mogg, who settled in Canada in 1815

Australia Mogg migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Mogg Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. George Mogg, (b. 1804), aged 20, English labourer who was convicted in Somerset, England for life for burglary, transported aboard the "Chapman" on 6th April 1824, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land), he died in 1837 [2]

New Zealand Mogg migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Mogg Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Matthew Mogg, aged 24, a carpenter, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waitangi" in 1874

Contemporary Notables of the name Mogg (post 1700) +

  • Lewis Mogg, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives 89th District, 1978 [3]
  • Royston Mogg (1929-2006), English Methodist preacher and fraternalist
  • William Rees Mogg (b. 1928), English journalist and life peer
  • Les Mogg (b. 1929), former Australian rules footballer
  • Phil Mogg (b. 1948), British singer in the rock bank "UFO"
  • General Sir John Mogg (1913-2001), Deputy Supreme Allied Commander, Europe
  • Adam Mogg (b. 1977), Australian rugby league player

The Mogg Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Cura pii Diis sunt
Motto Translation: Pious men are a care to the gods.

  1. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. Convict Records of Australia. Retreived 26th January 2021 from
  3. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 19) . Retrieved from on Facebook