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Fox Genealogy and Fox Family History Information

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  • Abigail Howe Fox (1805 - 1886)
    Daughter of Peter Fox of Dracut Mass & Abigail Wilson of Pelham, NH 1st Husband: Alonzo Howe Sr. Their Son: Alonzo Howe Jr. 2nd Husband: William Hackett of Sunnipee NH Their Daughter: Abbie Hackett...
  • Adam Fox (1783 - 1839)
  • Agnes Mathilda Zehner (1874 - 1959)
  • Alice Augusta Laurentia Lubbock, Baroness Avebury (1861 - 1947)
    another possible birth year is 1862 some sources give her birth surname as Fox-Pitt-Rivers she and most of her siblings also had "Lane" before their birth surname although it's not very clear if th...
  • Alice Elizabeth Wills (1863 - 1934)

About the Fox surname

To my knowledge, the name "Fox" actually began in either Russia or Poland. It was originally the surname of "Fuchsmann". Pronounced 'Fūx-mon'.

When our ancestors arrived at Ellis Island it was changed and shortened to "Fox".

The Irish family name FOX was originally Catharnaighe (Carney).One family member was nicknamed an tSionnach or Sionnaighe, which is Gaelic for Fox. The name was anglicised to FOX as the result of the harsh Penal Laws of 1698 imposed by the British.