When Boyd Taylor Fox was born on 15 September 1916, in Morgan, West Virginia, United States, his father, Elmer Ray Fox, was 21 and his mother, Lutie Margaret Laign, was 19. He lived in Sleepy Creek, Morgan, West Virginia, United States in 1930 and Sleepy Creek District, Morgan, West Virginia, United States in 1940. He died in September 1979, in Inwood, Berkeley, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 63.
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 .