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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  • Painter

    11%
  • Engineer

    7%
  • Labourer

    7%
  • Agent

    4%

In 1881, 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. Painter, Engineer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fogg.

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Between 1943 and 2004, 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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