William Hogg

22 September 1775–
Canongate, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Hogg was born on 22 September 1775, in Canongate, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, William Hogg, was 44 and his mother, Janet McLean, was 29. He married Sarah Innes on 7 July 1803, in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1775.

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William Hogg
Sarah Innes
Marriage: 7 July 1803
Ann Hogg
Alexander Hog
Mary Murray Hog
Ellison Hog
William Hogg
James Scot Hogg
Robert Hogg

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7 July 1803
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom


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World Events (7)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

Age 27

In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.
1811 · The Tron Riot

Age 36

The Tron riot was a riot which occurred in Edinburgh, Scotland on New Year's Eve. A group of young men attacked and robbed wealthier passers-by. One police officer was killed in the riot. Though the total count of participants is unknown, sixty-eight youths were arrested, with five sentenced to death for their actions during the riot.

Age 40

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and English: metonymic occupational name for a swineherd, from Middle English hog(ge) ‘swine’.2 Scottish and English: metonymic occupational name for a shepherd, from Middle English hogg ‘yearling sheep’.3 German (Högg): topographic name, a variant of Heck 2, found chiefly in Bavaria.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • William Hogg, "Scotland Census, 1861"
  • William Hog in entry for Ann Hog, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • William Hog in entry for Alexander Hog, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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