Last name: Fox

As a surname Fox is found recorded all over the British Isles with great frequency, as would be expected of a soubriquet likely to be handed down as being complimentary. The derivation is from the Middle English "fox", itself coming from the Olde English pre 7th Century "fox". The fox was universally admired for his speed and cunning, attributes which the first namebearer undoubtedly possessed. The surname first appears on record in the latter part of the 13th Century. Other early recordings include: Hugo le Fox, (Cornwall, 1297), and Johannes Fox, "a smyth", noted in the 1379 Poll Tax Returns of Yorkshire. A notable namebearer mentioned in the "Dictionary of National Biography" was Richard Fox (1448 - 1528), bishop and statesman, who shared in the first years of Henry V111's reign, and founded for the secular clergy, Corpus Christi College, Oxford, in 1515.An English family of the name settled in County Limerick where they became extensive landowners and gave their name to Mountfox, near Kilmallock; however, in the provinces of Connacht, Leinster and Ulster, Fox is mainly an Anglicized form of the Old Gaelic "Mac a'tSionnaigh" (son of the Fox). Sir Patrick Fox of Moyvore, County Westmeath, was State Interpreter (of Irish) in 1568. John Fox, aged 35 yrs., who embarked from London on the ship "Abigall" bound for New England in June 1635, was an early emigrant to the New World. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of John Fox, which was dated 1273, in the "Hundred Rolls of Yorkshire", during the reign of King Edward 1, known as "The Hammer of the Scots", 1272 - 1307. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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anne
hi im a fox, and my grandfather was romeny gypsy, and i cant get any mo info than that x

Chris Fox
We should start a secret Fox society. Foxes are cool.

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Janet .I was Fox just over 40yrs ago. My Grandfather,Father, Brother and his son where all called William Fox and born in Peckham South London.They have since left the area.we have lost the first two William Fox. But gained another William.Anyone related to the PECKHAM FOXES

Lexus Fox
Hi :D Omg, so many foxes! I'm a fox from my grandad he was a fox and was Irish :) He then came to america c: and here I am. I always thought it was a coincidence he was Irish but I can see that fox is actually an irish surname o: Anyways it's cool meeting you people which are probably related to me somehow x)

Joshua Foxua
ayooo ima fox and yeah Long live the fox's

LarryFox
bishop fox comes from a line of normans that came to england with william the first. the name was originally De Vaux pronounced with a French accent. later in england it was pronounced with a british accent and sound like fox. eventually they just adopted the name Fox. This is the only line of Fox's that didn't come from the original meaning, which was name after the animal. when the family first took the name De Vaux it referred to where they were from. De Vaux means "of The Valleys" they came from and area of Scandinavia that was an area of many valley's. thru out france and europe the name De Vaux is still alive.

Bruce Fox
I'm an American Fox. I am often cunning and used to be speedy.

John
my great grand father was a fox and was Irish and came over to Fiji Is..Nw we av a big family of Fox's in Fiji...Bula from Fiji..

MarianneBurkePerry
My 3rd great grandfather (on my maternal grandfather's side) was William Fox. He was born in County Tyrone approx. 1758 & arrived in the US in the 1790's. His petition for naturalization in Pennsylvania is dated 20 February 1798. He lived in Greene County, PA in 1820. On 1August 1844, he was granted a little over 39 acres of land in the Marietta, Ohio area. President John Tyler signed the document stating such. I only found out all of this within the last year.

Preethi Nakkala
My surname is 'Nakkala' which means Fox' (Fox's) in Telugu (a South Indian language). Nice to read about this surname :) Thanks!

A. Fox

My last name is Fox. This side of my family comes from George William Fox by way of Nashville, TN. He was probably born in the early to mid 1800s and ended up in the midwest. Thomas, Jimmy and William were his 3 sons. One of their mothers was a woman named Nanny/Nana Cody/Coty.

Angela Lyons

HISTORY OF CAMBRIA COUNTY. 491 county, where for some time he worked in the mines. He then went into the livery business at Defiance, and until recently was engaged in that branch of industry, having not long since retired. He is a Republican and a member of the Roman Catholic church. George Fox married Mary Malarkey, a native of Ireland, and they were the parents of fourteen children, two of whom died in childhood. The others were: 1. Maria, wife of John McCavit, of Bedford county. 2. John, married (first) Anna Wilson (second), Ella Wiser. 3. George, married Anna Satterfield. 4. William, of whom later. 5. Rosa, wife of Edward Grafnus. 6. Anthony, married Ellen Brennan. 7. James, married Anna Howell. 8. Ella, wife of John Crocker. 9. Thomas, single. 10. Maggie, wife of John McCabe. William Fox, son of George and Mary (Malarkey) Fox, was educated in the public schools of Bedford county, and until 1895 was engaged in mining. In that year he purchased the Lake Hotel in South Fork, of which he was for seven years the proprietor. He then rented the building and went into the fire insurance and real estate business, which he has since greatly developed, having erected several properties in the borough. He is a member of the school board, treasurer of the school fund and for two years has served his borough in the council. He is a stockholder in the First National Bank of South Fork. He affiliates with South Fork Lodge, No. 838, I. 0. 0. F., and is a Republican in politic. Mr. Fox married, July 17, 1886, Rose, daughter of H. C. and Mary J. Appleman, of Defiance, Bedford county, and the following are their children: 1. Clarence, born March 4, 1887, student in high school, will take a professional course. 2. Ivonita, born March 14, 1892. 3. Maxwell, born March 9, 1899. 4. Kathleen, born September 9, 1902. 5. Raymond, born September 29, 1903. JOHN G. BROAD, D. D. S.. of South Fork, was born in 1864, in England, son of Thomas Broad, and grandson of John Broad, who was born in England, 1806 his wife, Mary Ann, was a native of the same country, having been born in 1809. They spent their entire lives in their native laud and there ended their days. Thomas Broad, son of John and Mary Ann Broad, was born June 11, 1843, in Cornwall, England, and in 1867, emigrated to the United States. Two years later he sent for his family, and on their arrival settled in Huntingdon county, Pennsylvania. He was a miner and frequently changed his abode in consequence of the demands of his calling. In 1884 he moved to South Fork, where he passed the remainder of his life. He was a Republican and a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. His death occurred April 7, 1903; his wife died April 10, 1902. He married Margaret, born in 1845, in Cornwall, England, daughter of Walter Wilkeson, and twelve children were born to them, of whom the following survived infancy: 1. John G., of whom later. 2. Margaret, born September 15, 1870, died in Huntingdon county, 1883. 3. Harriet M., wife of Samuel Mears, has seven children: Nattie, Melville, Harold, Charles, John G., Margaret A., and George. deceased. 4. Martha A., born in 1876, died in Juniata county, 1880. 5. Fanny M., wife of Gilbert Clements, has two children: Gretta B. and Margaret, deceased. 6. Marie A., born in 1880, died at South Fork, 1887. 7. Gertrude, wife of Arthur Scofield, had one child, Gretta C., deceased. 8. Walter H., living with John G. John G. Broad, son of Thomas and Margaret (Wilkeson) Broad.. I hope this I'd helpful to everyone. The family is large. And they are everyone. This is a picture of George Fuchs/Fox and Mary Mallarkey.