Definition of hoggler in US English:

hoggler

noun

historical
  • A member of any of various groups engaged in collecting donations; specifically (in the 15th and 16th centuries) a member of a group engaged in collecting donations for the parish at certain times of the year.

Origin

Late Middle English. Origin unknown. Related to hoggling, and probably also to hognel and to later hoggener, although the nature and direction of any relationship is unclear.