Origins Available: Dutch, English, French
Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in Doultin and Shepton Mallet on either side of Fosse Way. The surname Fosse 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 Fosse 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 Fosse family
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Fosse Spelling Variations
hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Fosse has been spelled many different ways, including Foss, Fosse, Fos, Voss, Foose, Foos and others.
Early Notables of the Fosse family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fosse family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Fosses to arrive in North America:
Fosse Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Fosse Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Fosse Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Fosse (post 1700)
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