John Lewis Foshay

Brief Life History of John Lewis

When John Lewis Foshay was born on 19 August 1858, in Carmel, Putnam, New York, United States, his father, William Louis Foshay, was 24 and his mother, Frances Campbell Gordon, was 24. He lived in Westchester, New York, United States in 1860. He died on 1 February 1861, at the age of 2.

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William Louis Foshay
Frances Campbell Gordon
Elizabeth Jane Foshay
Susan Julia Foshay
John Lewis Foshay
Emma Foshay
Louise Foshay
William Gordon Foshay
James Foshay
Flora Janet Foshay
Francis Wesley Foshay

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  • John Foshay in household of Wm Foshay, "United States Census, 1860"

Name Meaning

Americanized form of Breton (mainly Côtes-d'Armor) Le Faucheur: occupational name from French faucheur ‘mower, reaper’, with the French masculine definite article le, probably used as a translation into French of the Breton cognates, such as Le Falher, from falc'her, a word which is like the French one ultimately derived from Latin falx ‘sickle, scythe’. Compare Forsha , Forshay , Forshee , and Forshey .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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