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The Poggs family name comes from a place name that was first used among the Viking settlers who arrived in the shores of Scotland in the Middle Ages. The Poggs name comes from someone having lived in a place noted for the presence of a ridge that formed a boundary between two distinct areas. It comes from a variant of the word boak or balk, of the same meaning. While historians generally agree upon the aforementioned topographical derivation, most believe that this name actually came from the area called Boak in the parish of Kirkholm.

Early Origins of the Poggs family


The surname Poggs was first found in Berwickshire an ancient county of Scotland, presently part of the Scottish Borders Council Area, located in the eastern part of the Borders Region of Scotland, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Early History of the Poggs family

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Early History of the Poggs family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Poggs research.
Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1546, 1576, 1632, 1683 and are included under the topic Early Poggs History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Poggs Spelling Variations

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Poggs Spelling Variations


Translation and spelling were non-standardized practices in the Middle Ages, so scribes had only their ears to rely on. This was a practice of extremely limited efficiency, and spelling variations in names, even within a single document, were the result. Over the years, Poggs has appeared Boag, Boig, Book, Boack, Boge, Bogue, Boak, Bouk, Bouck, Bogues, Bogg, Boggs and many more.

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Early Notables of the Poggs family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Poggs family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Poggs family to Ireland

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Migration of the Poggs family to Ireland


Some of the Poggs family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Poggs family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Poggs family to the New World and Oceana


The fertile east coast of what would become US and Canada was soon dotted with the farms of Scottish settlers. Some of them remained faithful to the crown and called themselves United Empire Loyalists, while others had the chance to pay back their old oppressors in the American War of Independence. That brave spirit lives on today in the highland games that dot North America in the summer. Passenger and immigration lists indicate that members of the Poggs family came to North America quite early: Samuel Boag who settled in Savannah, Georgia, in 1820; Antony Boak arrived in Philadelphia in 1872; John Boag settled in Philadelphia in 1852; Anthony arrived in Philadelphia in 1872.

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