Matthew Fox

1770–
Heath, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Matthew

When Matthew Fox was born about 1770, in Heath, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Matthew Fox, was 24 and his mother, Mary Jeffery, was 22.

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Family Time Line

Matthew Fox
1746–
Mary Jeffery
1748–
Matthew Fox
1770–

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World Events (3)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 31

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1815

Age 45

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823

Age 53

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname from the animal, Middle English, Old English fox. It may have denoted a cunning individual or been given to someone with red hair or for some other anecdotal reason. This relatively common and readily understood surname seems to have absorbed some early examples of less transparent surnames derived from the Germanic personal names mentioned at Faulks and Foulks .2 Irish: part translation of Gaelic Mac an tSionnaigh ‘son of the fox’ ( see Tinney ).3 Jewish (American): translation of the Ashkenazic Jewish surname Fuchs .

Possible Related Names

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

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Matthew Fox - Published information: birth-name: Matthew Fox

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