When John Fox was born on 13 August 1833, in Ohio, United States, his father, Henry Fox, was 30 and his mother, Elizabeth Shaffer, was 24. He married Hannah Saylor Mohler on 4 December 1856, in Miami, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Covington, Newberry Township, Miami, Ohio, United States in 1900 and Newberry MM, Miami, Ohio, United States in 1910. He died on 4 March 1913, in Covington, Miami, Ohio, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Newton Township, Miami, Ohio, 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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