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Australian/Africa/America connection
Posted by: Karla McWilliams Date: January 29, 2001 at 06:47:52
In Reply to: Re: Australian Connection? by Adrian Harrison of 29

I have been in contact with Paul Foggitt of Yorkshire, England. He has researched the Foggitt family back to 1484, but he is not on the internet yet. I will help you all that I can.
Paul also thought the Foggitt line must have come from Foggia in Southern Italy, but instead he found that the name originated in Northumberland, which is near the Scotland border. The winter pasture for cattle, many years ago, was known as Foggage, and the fields in which this was grown were know as Foggetts, and this is how the name derived. The early Foggitts/Foggetts were farmers.

My relative Thomasina Foggitt Moore, as well as a brother John Foggiit came to the US around 1850. Brother Mark Foggitt immigrated to Durban, South Africa and eventually became Lord Mayor of Kimberley in South Africa. A sister Mary may also have joined him. His brother William had 2 sons Richard & William Smith Foggitt that were missionaries in Africa (Mozambique). Henry & Ann Foggitt and 8 children immigrated to Australia. Email me if you would like more information.


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