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Profiles

  • Abigail Foss (1743 - 1819)
    Updated from Ancestry Genealogy via Joshua Foss 4 Capt by SmartCopy : Nov 4 2015, 0:41:46 UTC
  • 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: R...
  • Ann (Gilbert) Foss, Convict "William Pitt" 1806 (1783 - d.)
    Ann was tried and convicted under her alias name of Haynes at the Old Bailey on on 11th April 1804 for forging a Bank note, she sentenced to death, but this was later commuted to transportation for lif...
  • 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...

About the Foss surname

origins

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.

sources

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