Origin of the Name Hogg
The origin of the name Hogg
was found in the allfamilycrests.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. It was the 'Plantations of Ireland ' in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries that marked the end of Gaelic supremacy in Ireland . While the influx of settlers in the wake of the earlier Anglo-Norman invasion of the twelfth century 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'Hagan
The Hogg coat of arms came into existence centuries ago. The process of creating coats of arms (also often called family crests) began in the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this. The new art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own coat of arms, including all Hogg descendants.