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What does the name Fox mean?

The origin of the surname Fox is thought to be in England. It comes from the Middle English identical word 'Fox', and was given for those who looked like or had the qualities of the animal of the same name. The surname Fox can also be a corruption of the Norman name 'Folko' or 'Foulques', and given to those who were the son or descendant of someone with that name.

The earliest occurrence of the Fox surname in our family history documents is from 1454, and we currently have 1,788,722 records where Fox appears.

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