When Ezekiel Fox was born in 1739, in Colchester, New London, Connecticut, United States, his father, Samuel Fox, was 33 and his mother, Mary Dodge, was 39. He married Sarah Borden in 1771. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He died in 1811, in Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 72.
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 .