When Charity Anna Fox was born on 22 February 1832, in Grantham, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Samuel S. Fox, was 35 and her mother, Dorothy N Bullock, was 26. She married Amasa Samuel Smith in 1856, in Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Minnesota, United States in 1870 and Waverly Township, Martin, Minnesota, United States in 1880. She died in 1897, in Saint James Township, Watonwan, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in St. James, Watonwan, Minnesota, United States.
English: nickname from a word denoting the animal (Middle English, Old English fox), widely used to denote a sly or cunning individual. It was also used for someone with red hair. In England this surname absorbed some early examples of surnames derived from the ancient Germanic personal names mentioned at Faulks and Foulks .
Irish: part translation of Gaelic Mac an tSionnaigh ‘son of the fox’ (see Tinney ).
Irish: also adopted for Ó Catharnaigh, see Kearney .
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