Anglo-Saxon England. They were first found in Doultin and Shepton Mallet on either side of Fosse Way. The surname Foos is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree.
Early Origins of the Foos family
Somerset where they held a family seat from very early times. The name is first documented as early as 978, recorded as Fos.
Early History of the Foos family
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Foos Spelling Variations
Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Foos include Foss, Fosse, Fos, Voss, Foose, Foos and others.
Early Notables of the Foos family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Foos family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Foos or a variant listed above:
Foos Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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