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About the Fogle surname

Variations in Spelling


Spelling variations of this family name include: Vogel, Voegel, Vogele, Voegele, Voegelein, Vagel (northern Germany), Vogeler, Vogler, Voegler, Voegeler, Vogl (Austria), Vageler (northern Germany), Fogel, Fogeler, Vakel, Vogal, Vogels, Vogall and many more.

Fogle Early Origins


First found in Thuringia, in the south-eastern part of Saxony, which is located between Hessen and Lower Saxony in the west and Saxony in the east. During the 2nd and 3rd centuries, where this family name became a prominent contributor to the development of the district from ancient times. Thuringia was a kingdom of the Germanic Hermunderen, but the land was conquered by the Franks and the Saxons in the mid-6th century.

Thuringia was brought under the rule of Franconian counts by Charles Martel and Charlemagne founded the Thuringian Mark in 804 as a defensive region against the Slavs. In the late 15th century, Thuringia was divided into four main principalities: Sachsen-Weimar, Sachsen-Altenburg, Sachsen-Coburg, and Sachsen-Meiningen. Thuringia retained its independent status until it became a part of the German Empire after the Unification of 1871.

Always prominent in social affairs, the name became an integral part of that turbulent region as it emerged to form alliances with other families within the Feudal System and the nation. The family can be traced as far back as the year 1544, when Heinrich Vogel the Elder founded a branch of the family in the Duchy of Gotha.

The Great Migration


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fogle Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century

Fredk Fogle, who landed in Philadelphia, Pa in 1772

Fogle Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century

Jacob Fogle, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pa in 1840 Casper Fogle, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1854 John Francis Fogle, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pa in 1860

Variations Early Settlers


Some of the first settlers of some of its variants of this family name were: John Vogel, who immigrated to England and/or America in 1709 with his wife and three children.

Michael Vogel came in 1744 with his wife Maria Margareta and their son. Andreas and Ludwig Vogel both came to Texas in the 1840s with their wives and families. Christian Emmanuel Vogele came to Philadelphia in 1802.