Show ContentsFoskey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Foskey is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived in Foscott, Berkshire, or Forscote, Somerset, or Foxcote, Gloucestershire, or Foxcott, in Hampshire. The name means "cottage where there are a lot of foxes."

Early Origins of the Foskey family

The surname Foskey was first found in Buckinghamshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Foskey family

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Foskey Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Foskey are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Foskey include: Foskett, Foscote, Foscott, Foxcote, Foxcott and many more.

Early Notables of the Foskey family (pre 1700)

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Foskey Ranking

In the United States, the name Foskey is the 14,332nd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

Migration of the Foskey family

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Foskey or a variant listed above: Elizabeth and Symon Foskett who settled in Virginia in 1653.

Contemporary Notables of the name Foskey (post 1700) +

  • Deborah Jane "Deb" Foskey (1949-2020), Australian politician with the ACT Greens, Member of the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly for Molonglo (2004-2008)

Arrow Air Flight 1285
  • Mr. Thomas J Foskey (1963-1985), American Corporal from Clarksville, Tennessee, USA who died in the Arrow Air Flight 1285 crash [2]

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  2. American War Memorials - Flight 1285. (Retrieved 2016, August 24) . Retrieved from on Facebook