Fox (surname)

England Robin Fox family Foxx
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Fox
Origin
MeaningA name taken from the cunning animal, "Mac a'tSionnaigh" (son of the Fox)
Region of originEngland and Ireland
Other names
Variant form(s)Lane Fox, Vos, Voss, Fuchs
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Fox, Foxe, or Foxx is a surname originating in England and Ireland. The derivation is from the Middle English "fox", itself coming from the Old English pre 7th century "fox". The surname first appears on record in the latter part of the 13th century, with the first recorded spelling in 1273 to be that of John Fox in the "Hundred Rolls of Yorkshire", England.[2] In Ireland, Fox is mainly a translation of the Old Gaelic "Mac a'tSionnaigh" (son of the Fox).[2]

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  1. ^ "Fox Surname Meaning and Distribution". forebears.co.uk. Retrieved 21 January 2014
  2. ^ a b Surnamedb/Fox