Fox Family History & Genealogy

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Fox Last Name History & Origin

Updated Jul 03, 2022


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Nationality & Ethnicity

English, Irish

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Most Common First Names

  • John 3.5%
  • William 3.1%
  • James 2.6%
  • Mary 2.4%
  • Charles 1.8%
  • George 1.7%
  • Robert 1.7%
  • Thomas 1.4%
  • Joseph 1.2%
  • Edward 0.9%
  • Richard 0.9%
  • Margaret 0.9%
  • Henry 0.8%
  • Elizabeth 0.7%
  • David 0.7%
  • Helen 0.7%
  • Michael 0.6%
  • Harry 0.6%
  • Frank 0.6%
  • Dorothy 0.6%

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Fox Death Records & Life Expectancy

The average age of a Fox family member is 70.0 years old according to our database of 65,342 people with the last name Fox that have a birth and death date listed.


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Colleen Pauley commented on May 31, 2006
They immigrated to America from Ireland in the 1800’s. James Fox and his brother, Maurice Fox, came first in 1851. James Fox was born in Tipperary, Ireland in August of 1832. When the brothers arrived, Maurice elected to stay in Brooklyn while James settled in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. James married an Indiana lass named Ellen and were founding members of the Cathedral in Ft. Wayne. James and Ellen had eleven children: Mary Agnes, Andrew, Catherine, Edward, Nellie, Josephine, James T., Elizabeth, Bernadette, Rosalia, and Robert. The Fox family lived on McClellan Street, and James Fox had a successful business as a coal dealer. James Fox died in 1912 at the age of 80 years old survived by his widow Ellen and eleven children. Thomas J. Pauley was born in 1838 in Kilworth, Ireland. When he first arrived in America in 1879, he lived with his In-laws, James and Ellen Fox. Thomas’ oldest sons, John J. Pauley and Thomas E. Pauley, came in 1881. In 1882, Thomas’ wife Mary E. Fox Pauley came with their five youngest children, Eugene, James, Edward, Mary, and Johanna. The Pauley’s were founding members of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Ft. Wayne. Thomas Sr. was machinist with the Nickel Plate, but he died in 1899 at the age of 61. He left behind his widow Mary, seven children, and two grandchildren.
BeverlyJane Fox commented on Apr 06, 2007
My mother, Ruth Prott, was the daughter of Gertrude May Carpenter and Augusta Prott. Augusta Prott migrated to Montrose,Colorado and built a home at 805 North Mesa in Montrose. He was an excellent carpenter and built my mother a complete house full of doll furniture. He and my grandmother, Gertrude were married via proxy. She was a mail order bride who grew up in Ohio and moved to Utah with the Mormon movement. She had been a school teacher and was unmarried at 32, considered an old maid in those days. Without a chaperone to travel with her to Colorado, she was married in Utah and Augusta was married in Colorado, each having someone stand in for them during the ceremony. Upon her arrival in Montrose, Colorado, they were again married. She lost her first child, only a few days old. My mother, Ruth Prott was their second child. She married my father, Everett Elwood Fox in Montrose and they had three children. My sister, Barbara, me, Beverly and my brother, James Wesley Fox. Upon my parents divorce my mother remarried Robert Smeltzer, my father remarried, Ruby Montana Reed. My sister Barbara Fowler has three children, Denise, Debbie and Richard. I have four children, Sandra Jean Rundquist, Laura Lee Rundquist, Steven Lloyd Rundquist and Alex Gordon Rundquist. My oldest daughter Sandra had three children, Erik, Robert and Melinda Coopersmith. Neither Erik or Robert are married or have children. Melinda has two son, Joshua and one due in June. My youngest daughter has five children. Amon, Tambra, Liselle, CAndis and Curtis. Amon, her first son passed as a baby. I consider I have eight grandchildren and three great grandsons. the third to be born in June of this year 2007. Neither of my sons are married or have children. I lost my youngest son, Alex Gordon Rundquist, Olson in 2001. He was my youngest of my four children. He was 33 years old. I live alone and have written a book, spending 35 years working on it with drawings. It was published by Publish American in Nov of 2006. It is currently on the market with Yahoo. Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Walmart, Waldenbooks, Bordons and other outlets. It is "Life Among the Grasses" by Beverly Jane Fox and has our family history throughout the story. It is written from the early 30's to date 20century. 2007. My grandfather Prott, Augusta, worked on the W.PA. program during the depression. He helped build the Million Dollar HIghway in the majestic mountain of Colorado. He had pneumonia and died when I was only 6 months old. I miss having known him. He was there at my birth and is in the book. I am very proud to be a Prott, Fox, my blood and ancestors are who I am. Beverly Jane Fox
LaJuana Morris commented on Sep 26, 2014
Looking for the family of Sarah Fox who later married Joseph Robinson of Mississippi. They had a daughter named Evelyn (Robinson) Campbell. I believe that part of the family owns a funeral home in Grenada Mississippi
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