Fosse Family History
Fosse Name Meaning
English: variant of Foss French: topographic name for someone who lived by a ditch from Old French fosse ‘ditch’ (from Latin fossa) or a habitational name from any of several places called (La) Fosse. Compare Lafosse . French (Fossé): derivative of Old French fosse ‘ditch’ (see 3 above). Norwegian: habitational name from any of the fifteen west-coast farmsteads so named from the dative form of foss ‘waterfall’ (from Old Norse fors).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022