What does the name Fox mean?
The origin of the surname Fox is thought to be in England. It comes from the Middle English identical word 'Fox', and was given for those who looked like or had the qualities of the animal of the same name. The surname Fox can also be a corruption of the Norman name 'Folko' or 'Foulques', and given to those who were the son or descendant of someone with that name.
The earliest occurrence of the Fox surname in our family history documents is from 1454, and we currently have 1,788,722 records where Fox appears.
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Typical jobs for Foxes
Hard-working people, the Foxes. 1628 worked as labourers, according to the 1901 Census.
Where most Foxes lived
In the 1900s, you’d probably bump into a Fox in Yorkshire.
Foxes’ criminal history
How do we put this... Not all Foxes were angels, apparently. We found 1428 in criminal records.
Foxes in World War I
According to the World War I records, 2417 Foxes served in the First World War.