Fuchs Family History

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Fuchs Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German vuhs, German Fuchs ‘fox’, nickname for a sly or cunning person, or for someone with red hair. This name is widespread throughout central Europe. As a Jewish name, it is mainly an ornamental name.

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


Similar surnames: Ochs, Buchs, Luchs, Fochs, Dachs, Sachs, Tuch, Lucht, Fuhs, Buche

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Fuchs Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Fuchs name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Fuchs. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    32%

  • Germanic Europe

    20%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    14%

  • European Jewish

    8%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    7%

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Fuchs Family Origin

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Fuchs Family Occupations

What did your Fuchs ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fuchs. The most common Fuchs occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Fuchs's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Fuchs family was Tailor.

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  • Farmer

    18%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Tailor

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Fuchs ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Fuchs Historical Records

What Fuchs family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 63,000 census records available for the last name Fuchs. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fuchs census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 36,000 immigration records available for the last name Fuchs. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 52,000 military records available for the last name Fuchs. For the veterans among your Fuchs ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fuchs Life Expectancy

What is the average Fuchs lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Fuchs life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Fuchs in 1944 was 41, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fuchs

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fuchs ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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