Hogg Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Hogg Family History


Hogg Family History


The Hogg ancient family history was found in the irishsurnames.com archives. Hogg is a Baptismal name meaning 'son of Roger', a name of great antiquity. Variants include Hogge, Hogger, Hoggar, Hoggins, Hogins and Hagan. This name is of Anglo-Saxon descent spreading to the Celtic countries of Ireland, Scotland, and Wales in early times and is found in many mediaeval manuscripts throughout the above islands. Examples of such are a Philip le Hog, who was recorded in the English 'Hundred Rolls', in the Year 1273, and a Malmor Hoge, who is included in the inhibition directed against Malcolm, the earl of Levenax, and his bishop of Glasgow, in the Year 1294.

In Ireland this name and its variants were introduced into Ulster Province by settlers who arrived from England and Scotland, especially during the seventeenth century. During the 'Plantations of Ireland' in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries Ireland was colonized by the English Crown with this period marking the end of Gaelic supremacy in Ireland. This period brought an influx of settlers into the country but, unlike the earlier Anglo-Norman invasion of the twelfth century that resulted in a full integration into Irish society of the new arrivals, the same never occurred with the Ulster Planters who maintained their own distinct identity.

In Ulster Hogg is an occasional variant of the name O'HaganThe Hogg family crest (or coat of arms) came into existence many centuries ago. The process of creating these coats of arms began as early as the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this, including Ireland. The new more formalized art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own family crest, coat of arms, including Hogg descendants.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Hogg Coat of Arms


Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Sable/Black Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.
Boar Represents the bearing of a Warrior

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