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Fox Family History

Fox Name Meaning
English: nickname from the animal, Middle English, Old English fox. It may have denoted a cunning individual or been given to someone with red hair or for some other anecdotal reason. This relatively common and readily understood surname seems to have absorbed some early examples of less transparent surnames derived from the Germanic personal names mentioned at Faulks and Foulks.Irish: part translation of Gaelic Mac an tSionnaigh ‘son of the fox’ (see Tinney).Jewish (American): translation of the Ashkenazic Jewish surname Fuchs.Americanized spelling of Focks, a North German patronymic from the personal name Fock (see Volk).Americanized spelling of Fochs, a North German variant of Fuchs, or in some cases no doubt a translation of Fuchs itself.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Fox Families

  • Number of Fox families
     1,666 - 3,330
     556 - 1,665
     1 - 555
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Fox families
     2,339 - 4,675
     780 - 2,338
     1 - 779
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Fox families
     232 - 462
     78 - 231
     1 - 77
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Fox Family Origin

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Fox Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Fox

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Fox Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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