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  • Abigail Foss (1743 - 1819)
    Updated from Ancestry Genealogy via Joshua Foss 4 Capt by SmartCopy : Nov 4 2015, 0:41:46 UTC
  • Anna McKenney Parcher (Foss) (1764 - 1839)
    Anna Foss, b. in Saco, 1764, was the dau of Walter Jr. and Hannah (Carle) Foss. She was m. in Pepperellborough (Saco), 30 March 1786, to Jeremiah McKenney, b. Saco, 5 June 1763, son of John and Mary (R...
  • Anne Cora "Annie" Hutchins (Foss) (1859 - 1900)
    Anne (Annie) C. Foss: Home in 1880: Biddeford, York, Maine Age: 20 Birth Year: 1960. Birthplace: Biddeford, Maine Relation to Head of Household: Dau (Daughter) Father's name: David W. Foss Father's bir...
  • Benjamin Foss, Sr. (1710 - 1790)
    Benjamin was the son of William Foss (11 Mar 1673, Rye, NH - 12 Dec 1718 Greenland, NH) and Sarah Buswell (22 Nov 1676 Hampton Falls, NH - 1717 Greenland, NH). He married Silence Winch on 26 Oct 1731 i...
  • Charity Foss (c.1705 - c.1726)

About the Foss surname

=Foss Name Meaning=


English: variant spelling of Fosse. A moat or defensive ditch in a fortification, usually filled with water. Danish: from fos, vos ‘fox’; a nickname for a sly or cunning person or a habitational name for someone living at a house distinguished by the sign of a fox. Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead so named from Old Norse fors ‘waterfall’, examples of which are found throughout Norway.

Altered spelling of German Voss or the Dutch cognate Vos.

===Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press===

from Ruth Marion Nederik

Martha Olive Downs Foss was my 3rd great grandmother. Many Foss's in my family from Portsmouth NH Settler and pioneers. Also Rye NH. Came from England,and Ireland and Scotland

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