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


Similar surnames: Box, Low, Noe, Foy, Cox, Knox, Fax, Fey, Fix, Mox

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Fox Family Origin

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Fox Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • School

    4%

In 1881, the most common Fox occupation in Canada was Farmer. 37% of Fox's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Fox family was School. Farmer, Labourer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fox.

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United States

Between 1940 and 2004, Fox life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Fox in 1940 was 47, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fox

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