Joseph Fox

1814–
Rushmere, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Fox was christened on 20 March 1814, in Rushmere, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom, his father, Henry Fox, was 39 and his mother, Susan Segger, was 33.

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Family Time Line

Henry Fox
1775–1862
Susan Segger
1780–1866
William Fox
1800–
Joseph Fox
1814–
Mary Fox
1815–
Elizabeth Fox
1818–

Parents & Siblings

siblings

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World Events (3)

1815

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

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.

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.

Sources (1)

  • Joseph Fox, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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