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Fosse History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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Early Origins of the Fosse family

The surname Fosse was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Amsterdam, an ancient 13th century town held by the Lords of Amstel. Giesebrecht II built a castle there. Geisbrecht III built the dam to keep out the sea. It is first mentioned in charters of 1275 when Floris IV, the count of Holland granted its charter. It became a city of great mercantile wealth. It hold great treasures of art. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.

Early History of the Fosse family

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Fosse Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Vos, Vosch, Voshol, Voss, Vosse, Vossem, Fos, Föse, Foss, Fossa and many more.

Early Notables of the Fosse family (pre 1700)

From this era of Dutch history, those of this who distinguished themselves included Jan Jansz Vos (1612-1667), a Dutch playwright and poet; and Marten de Vos (c.1536-1603) and Cornelis de Vos (1584-1651) were noted Flemish painters of that era. Isaac Vossius (1618-1689), was Canon of Windsor, and scholar, born at Leyden in 1618, the seventh child...
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Migration of the Fosse family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fosse Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Fosse, who settled in Maryland in 1663

Fosse Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jean Fosse, who arrived in Louisiana in 1719

Fosse Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Jeanne Fosse, who settled in Quebec in 1670

Contemporary Notables of the name Fosse (post 1700)

  • Bob Fosse (1927-1987), American theatre and film choreographer and director
  • Ray Fosse, American baseball player
  • Nicole Fosse, American dancer, daughter of Bob Fosse
  • Louis Remy de la Fosse, French architect
  • Jon Fosse, Norwegian writer
  • Charles de La Fosse, French painter

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