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Fogg Name Meaning

Northern English: from Middle English fogge ‘aftermath’, i.e. grass left to grow after the hay has been cut, also applied to long grass in a water meadow. The surname arose from either a topographic name or a metonymic occupational name for someone who grazed cattle on such grass in the winter. The vocabulary word, which is probably of Old Norse origin, is still in use as a dialect term in Craven, Yorkshire, and in eastern Lancashire. Modern English fog ‘thick mist’ is first attested in the 16th century and is unlikely to be the source for a surname.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Fagg, Hogg, Figg, Ford, Hong, Borg, Lugg, Wigg, Wagg, Voge

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Fogg Family Origin

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Fogg Family Occupations

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In 1881, Painter, Engineer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fogg. The most common Fogg occupation in Canada was Painter. 11% of Fogg's were Painters. A less common occupation for the Fogg family was Agent.

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  • Painter

    11%
  • Engineer

    7%
  • Labourer

    7%
  • Agent

    4%

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Fogg Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Fogg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fogg census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Fogg. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Fogg. For the veterans among your Fogg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fogg Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Fogg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Fogg in 1943 was 35, and 77 in 2004.

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