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Foxall Name Meaning

English (West Midlands): habitational name from one or more of the places whose names derive from Middle English fox + hale ‘fox nook’ (Old English fox + halh) such as Foxhole Wood in Claverdon (Warwickshire) which is recorded as Foxhale in 1302 and a lost Foxhall in Claverley (Shropshire) which survived as a field-name into the 19th century. Perhaps also from one or more of the many places whose names derive from Middle English fox + hole ‘fox hole’ (Old English fox + hol) such as Foxholes (East Yorkshire) Foxhall (Suffolk) which is recorded as Foxehola in 1086 Foxholes in Wardleworth (Lancashire) Foxholt in Swingfield (Kent) which is recorded as ffoxole in 1254 and Foxhole in Halwill (Devon).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Fall, Foxwell, Boxell, Hall, Fairall, Udall, Call, Arnall, Gall

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Where is the Foxall family from?

You can see how Foxall families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Foxall family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Foxall families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 174 Foxall families living in Worcestershire. This was about 20% of all the recorded Foxall's in United Kingdom. Worcestershire had the highest population of Foxall families in 1891.
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What did your Foxall ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Sheet Metal Worker and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Foxall. 11% of Foxall men worked as a Sheet Metal Worker and 78% of Foxall women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Foxall were Bricklayer and Housewife. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Sheet Metal Worker
    11%
  • General Labourer
    11%
  • Builders Labourer
    6%
  • Bricklayer
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    78%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    4%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
  • Housewife
    2%
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What is the average Foxall lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Foxall life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Foxall in 1958 was 59, and 93 in 2004.

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