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  • Abigail Foss (1752 - bef.1757)
  • Abigail Foss (1757 - 1815)
    Citations * Abigail Foss in the New Hampshire, Births and Christenings Index, 1714-1904 Name: Abigail FossBirth Place: Rye, Rockingham, New HampshireChristening Date: 30 Jan 1757 Christening Place: Rye...
  • 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...
  • Anna Blaisdell (1771 - 1850)

About the Foss surname



variant spelling of Fosse. A moat or defensive ditch in a fortification, usually filled with water.


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.


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.


  • Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press