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VOSS Family HistoryThis is a surname which in its some forty national spellings from Fox, Foxe & Foxman (English & Irish), Foch, Fochs, Fuchs, Fuchsel, Voske, Vossgen and Voss (German), to Voss, De Vos & Focks (Dutch & Flemish) and Fucks, Fucksman and Fuxman (Askenasic) is recorded throughout Europe. The derivation is from the pre 7th century Olde English and German Fox or Fock, or the Irish Sionnaigh. All mean 'fox' and all were originally a personal name of great antiquity or a medieval complimentary nickname for a person admired for his speed and cunning, the attributes of the animal.
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