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Multiple Origins for the Surname Fox



The surname Fox originally appeared in Gaelic as O Sionnaigh, derived from the word "sionnach," which means "fox."

Fox Early Origins



The surname Fox was first found in County Limerick (Irish: Luimneach) located in Southwestern Ireland, in the province of Munster, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Fox Spelling Variations


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Fox Spelling Variations



Within the archives researched, many different spelling variations of the surname Fox were found. These included One reason for the many variations is that scribes and church officials often spelled an individual's name as it sounded. This imprecise method often led to many versions. Fox, McFox, McShanaghy, McShinagh, McShinnock and others.

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Fox Early History


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Fox Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fox research. Another 375 words (27 lines of text) covering the years 1624, 1691, 1749, 1806, 1806, 1624, 1691, 1627, 1716, 1661, 1679, 1679, 1685, 1689, 1661, 1676, 1679 and 1680 are included under the topic Early Fox History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fox Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fox Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family name at this time was George Fox (1624-1691), an English Dissenter and a founder of the Religious Society of Friends, better known as the Quakers or Friends; Sir Stephen Fox (1627-1716)...

Another 35 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fox Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



During the 19th century thousands of impoverished Irish families made the long journey to British North America and the United States. These people were leaving a land that had become beset with poverty, lack of opportunity, and hunger. In North America, they hoped to find land, work, and political and religious freedoms. Although the majority of the immigrants that survived the long sea passage did make these discoveries, it was not without much perseverance and hard work: by the mid-19th century land suitable for agriculture was short supply, especially in British North America, in the east; the work available was generally low paying and physically taxing construction or factory work; and the English stereotypes concerning the Irish, although less frequent and vehement, were, nevertheless, present in the land of freedom, liberty, and equality for all men. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s. Research into passenger and immigration lists has brought forth evidence of the early members of the Fox family in North America:

Fox Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Hugh Fox, who arrived in Virginia in 1633 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Jo Fox, aged 35, who arrived in New England in 1635 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • George Fox, who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • John Fox, who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • Francis Fox, who settled in Virginia in 1639
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fox Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Richard Fox, who arrived in Virginia in 1704 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • James Fox, who settled in Virginia in 1706
  • Marmaduke Fox, who arrived in Virginia in 1714 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • James Fox, who landed in Virginia in 1723 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Johanis Frans Fox, aged 25, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fox Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Patt Fox, who arrived in New York, NY in 1804 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Joseph Fox, who landed in America in 1811 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Antonio Fox, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1816 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Mr. Fox, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1822 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Benjamin Fox was a planter in Western Bay in 1828
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fox Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • George Greenfield Fox, who arrived in Colorado in 1901 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Fox Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Christopher Fox, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Daniel Fox, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Daniel Fox, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Barnaby Fox, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Castor Fox, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fox Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • George Fox, who settled in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1814 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • James Fox, who settled in Harbour Grace in 1817
  • Thomas Fox, who settled in King's Cove, Newfoundland in 1826 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Henry Fox, who arrived in Canada in 1831
  • Forrenna Fox, aged 22, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Perseus" in 1834
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fox Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Fox, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Almorah" on April 1817, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Almorah voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1817 with 180 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/almorah/1817
  • Robert Fox, English convict from Surrey, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on October 16, 1826, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Andromeda voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1826 with 147 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1826
  • Robert Fox, aged 25, a woodman, who arrived in Kangaroo Island aboard the ship "Buffalo" in 1836 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HMS BUFFALO 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Buffalo.htm
  • Henry Fox, who arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Canton" in 1838 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CANTON 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Canton.htm
  • Catherine Fox, who arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Canton" in 1838 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CANTON 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Canton.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fox Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Fox, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Geo Fife
  • John Fox, who landed in Bay of Islands, New Zealand in 1840
  • Matthew Fox, aged 22, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "London" in 1840
  • Edward Thomas Fox, aged 35, a plumber, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Olympus" in 1841
  • Harriet Fox, aged 27, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Olympus" in 1841
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fox (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fox (post 1700)



  • Paula Fox (1923-2017), American author of novels for adults and children, winner of the 1974 Newbery Medal for her novel The Slave Dancer, the 1983 National Book Award in category Children's Fiction (paperback) for A Place Apart and the 2008 Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis for A Portrait of Ivan (1969)
  • James Patrick "Jamie" Fox (1954-2017), American Democrat politician, two-time New Jersey Commissioner of Transportation
  • Yolande Margaret Betbeze Fox (1928-2016), born Yolande Margaret Betbeze, an American singer and beauty pageant titleholder, Miss America 1951
  • Raymond Lee Fox Sr. (1916-2014), American engine builder, NASCAR car owner and NASCAR engine inspector, inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2003
  • Arthur Fox, American Olympic sliver medalist for fencing at the 1904 Summer Games
  • Brigadier-General Leon Alexander Fox (1890-1965), American Chief Medical Officer North Atlantic Division (1945-1946) [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, February 29) Leon Fox. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Fox/Leon_Alexander/USA.html
  • Lieutenant-General Alonzo Patrick Fox (1895-1984), American Commanding General War Department Personnel Center, Fort Sam Houston (1945-1946) [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, February 29) Alonzo Fox. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Fox/Alonzo_Patrick/USA.html
  • Vivica Anjanetta Fox Fox (b. 1964), American actress and television producer best known for her roles in the films Independence Day and Kill Bill: Vol. 1 [9]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Vivica Fox. (Retrieved 2011, March 10) Vivica Fox. Retrieved from http://www.vivicafox.com/
  • Colonel Wesley L. Fox (b. 1931), American Marine awarded the Medal of Honor for valor during the Vietnam War and is widely regarded as a legendary hero within the Corps
  • William Fox (1879-1952), American motion picture executive who founded the Fox Film Corporation in 1915 and the Fox West Coast Theatres chain in the 1920s
  • ... (Another 215 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Fox Historic Events


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Fox Historic Events




Hillcrest Coal Mine

  • Mr. William Fox (1896-1914), English Bucker from Leigh, Lancashire,, England, United Kingdom who worked in the Hillcrest Coal Mine, Alberta, Canada and died in the mine collapse on June 19 1914 [10]CITATION[CLOSE]
    List Of Miners - Hillcrest Mine Disaster Data. (Retrieved 2014, June 24) . Retrieved from http://www.hillcrestminedisaster.com/data/index.php?title=List_Of_Miners

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Jack Fox, British Marine, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died during the sinking [11]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Geoffrey Fox, British Marine, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking [12]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html
  • Mr. Leonard G Fox, British Leading Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking [12]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html

RMS Lusitania

  • Mrs. Emily Fox, English 2nd Class passenger residing in Trenton, New Jersey, USA returning to Woolwich, England, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [13]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
  • Mr. Francis Edwin Fox, English 2nd Class passenger residing in Trenton, New Jersey, USA returning to Woolwich, England, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [13]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. William Thomas Fox (d. 1912), aged 27, English Steward from Ealing, London who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett [14]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
  • Mr. Patrick Fox (d. 1912), aged 28, Irish Third Class passenger from Mullingar, Westmeath who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [14]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
  • Mr. Stanley Hubert Fox (d. 1912), aged 38, American Second Class passenger from Rochester, New York who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett [14]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

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Suggested Readings for the name Fox


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Suggested Readings for the name Fox



  • American Family History: Fox, Ellicott, Evans; Charles Worthington Evans, Martha Ellicott Tyson, G. Hunter Bartlett by Charles Worthington Evans.
  • Fox Family History, 1703-1976 by John Franklin Vallentine.

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Sionnach aboo
Motto Translation: The fox to victory


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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Almorah voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1817 with 180 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/almorah/1817
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Andromeda voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1826 with 147 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/andromeda/1826
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HMS BUFFALO 1836. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1836Buffalo.htm
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CANTON 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Canton.htm
  7. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, February 29) Leon Fox. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Fox/Leon_Alexander/USA.html
  8. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, February 29) Alonzo Fox. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Fox/Alonzo_Patrick/USA.html
  9. ^ Vivica Fox. (Retrieved 2011, March 10) Vivica Fox. Retrieved from http://www.vivicafox.com/
  10. ^ List Of Miners - Hillcrest Mine Disaster Data. (Retrieved 2014, June 24) . Retrieved from http://www.hillcrestminedisaster.com/data/index.php?title=List_Of_Miners
  11. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
  12. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listrepulsecrew.html
  13. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
  14. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html

Other References

  1. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  2. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
  3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
  4. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
  5. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
  6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  7. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
  8. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
  9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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The Fox Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fox Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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