Foskey
Could someone tell me what the meaning of the last name Foskey is? Greatly appreciated.
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Foskey is a variant of Foskett which means fox or fox burrow.
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There is no onomastic, genealogical or geographical evidence of any relationship between Foskey and Foskett. This is just a stab in the dark by The Dictionary of American Family Names which has no basis in fact. The original bearer of the Foskett surname arrived in America in the early 1700s and settled in Massachusetts as you can see at http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mollard&id=I03663, while Foskey is traced back to Georgia in the early 1800s as shown at http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?rank=0&xcb=x&tips=0&father=&given=&surname=foskey&mother=&stype=Exact&spouse=meeks+nancy&byear=&brange=&bplace=&myear=&mrange=&mplace=&dyear=&drange=&dplace=&language=en&op=search&db=&ti=0&ti.si=0&gl=&gss=mp-awt&gst=&so=3
The website FamilySearch.org shows them to have existed in very different places in England (and Ireland in the case of Foskey).
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There is also an English surname, Foskew, which is a variant of Fortescue. That's another possibility; compare Askey and Askew, two versions of the same name.
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