Folger Surname Origin
Camden defines the name, 'Foulgiers, Fearne' (fern). Fougeres, local, a town of France, near the frontiers of Normandy. This town has given its name to a noble family. Raoul de Fougers fortified the town, and built the castle.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
| For a more detailed definition for
Folger or other surnames, search the FREE Ancestry.com Name Dictionary.
Folger Last Name Meaning
There is more to
Folger family history than your surname origin:
Folger Family Tree and discover things you never knew about your own family. Construct a free family tree to trace your own genealogy and learn about your personal family history.
Start by entering what you know about yourself and your family. You can invite your parents, grandparents, siblings, cousins and other family members to contribute what they know to add to your online tree - fill in names and dates, tell stories and upload photos.
Ancestry.com will use what you enter to try and find more about your family in the world's largest online collection of historical records and family trees.
Next Steps in building the Folger family tree:
Use these genealogy databases to fill in the blanks of your Folger heritage.
Folger in Ancestry.com Records
Start your family tree and learn the story of your family in the world's largest online collection of genealogy records and family trees. Look for additional generations to add to your family history. Find details such as family relationships, age, residence, occupation, year of immigration to the U.S. & ancestral town. Other genealogy records include birth, marriage and death records as well as biographies, military records, family history books, and historical newspapers.
Folger at the Mormon LDS Database
Trace your Folger family in the vast resources of the Mormon LDS genealogy online databases which includes the Ancestral File, transcribed census records, extracted church records from around the world, family trees, and the International Genealogical Index.
Folger at RootsWeb databases
Search for your Folger ancestors in multiple RootsWeb genealogy databases including the Social Security Death Index (SSDI), RootsWeb Surname List, World Connect, vital records, cemetery listings, census records, church records. The oldest and largest free genealogy site on the internet.
Communicate with others researching the Folger surname:
It is possible as you build your own family tree to connect with distant cousins and unknown relatives via the internet. Data sharing among genealogical researchers is common, and many family trees have been published online. Learn what others know about your family tree.
Folger in RootsWeb surname mailing lists
Join others on the Folger genealogy mailing list for discussion and sharing of information regarding family histories of Folger surname and its variations. Note: Not all surnames have a mailing list. If you get the "Page is Not Available" message, no mailing list is available. Instead, check the index of mailing lists for a sound-alike name.
Folger in Ancestry Message Boards
Browse or post a query about your genealogy, surname origin, or family history in the Folger surname forum. Look for unknown cousins or relatives with whom you may have lost touch.
Look for your Folger family in stories, memories, and histories:
Folger in Ancestry Family Histories
Read online surname origin books, biographies, journals, county histories, multi-generational genealogies & family trees, memoirs and other first-hand historical narratives which pertain to the Folger family name to help add detail and personality to the pages of your family history.
Folger Self-Published Genealogy Books
Search for your Folger Family History. The original copies of self-published genealogies were usually printed in small editions - sometimes only two hundred copies or less - and they are now very rare. Today these difficult-to-find books have been reprinted for research and to pass on to your children and grandchildren as precious family heirlooms.
A Family History Thought:
'Everyone has ancestors and it is only a question of going back far enough to find a good one.' --Howard Kenneth Nixon
Choose the first letter of surname for history of family name:
Use DNA Free Shipping Coupon FREESHIPDNA