Anglo-Saxon origin. It was name for a sly fox, and would have been given to a crafty fellow.
Early Origins of the Golfox family
Warwickshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Golfox family
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Golfox Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Golfox have been found, including Colfox, Coolefox, Colvox, Colefax, Colfax, Cofax, Golfax and many more.
Early Notables of the Golfox family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Golfox family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become powerful new nations. Among early immigrants of the Golfox surname to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were: S. Colefax who arrived in New York in 1822.
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