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Fogg Surname Meaning

English (northern): possibly a variant of Fowke (see Foulk ). It may derive 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) especially in northern England where the term occurs as a specifying element in minor placenames but as it is not found on its own as a simplex name the derivation is doubtful without some supporting evidence. The word fogge 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 of the surname.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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You can see how Fogg families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fogg family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fogg families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 30 Fogg families living in Ontario. This was about 41% of all the recorded Fogg's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Fogg families in 1911.
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In 1921, Manager was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Fogg. 30% of Fogg men worked as a Manager. .

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Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Manager
  • Clerk
  • Laborer
  • Helper
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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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