Voss


Voss
This 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. Examples of early recordings taken from authentic rolls, registers and charters in different countries include: Daniel Fuhs, given as being a burger of Koln, Germany, in the year 1198, Hugo le Foxe, in the accounts of the Duchy of Cornwall for the year 1297, and Johannes Fox, "a smyth", noted in the 1379 Poll Tax Returns of Yorkshire. In Ireland in the provinces of Connacht, Leinster and Ulster, the surname Fox is an anglicized form of the Old Gaelic "Mac a'tSionnaigh" meaning the son of the Fox. Sir Patrick Fox of Moyvore, County Westmeath, Ireland, was the state interpreter of Irish in 1568, whilst John Fox, aged 35 yrs., who embarked from London on the ship "Abigall" bound for New England in June 1635, was one of the first emigrants to the New World. Throughout the centuries surnames in every country have continued to "develop", often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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  • Voss — puede referirse a: Personas: Andreas Voss, botánico y meteorólogo alemán, cuya abreviatura es Voss (1857 1924). Isaac Voss o Vossius, erudito neerlandés, hijo de J.G. Vossius (1618–1689). James Shelton Voss, astronauta estadounidense (n. 1949).… …   Wikipedia Español

  • VOSS (J.) — VOSS JAN (1936 ) Peintre né à Hambourg, étudiant à l’École des beaux arts de Munich de 1955 à 1960, Jan Voss vit et travaille à Paris depuis 1960. Il occupe en France une place à part, et la première rétrospective de son œuvre, au musée d’Art… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Voss I — (Madfeld,Германия) Категория отеля: Адрес: 59929 Madfeld, Германия Описани …   Каталог отелей

  • Voss — Voß ist in der nieder bzw. plattdeutschen Sprache das Wort für Fuchs. Familienname Voss oder Voß ist ein deutscher Familienname. Seltenere Varianten sind Foos, Foss, Foß, Vohs, Vos und Vossen. In mittelalterlichen Urkunden, die oft in Lateinisch… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Voss — Infobox Kommune name = Voss idnumber = 1235 county = Hordaland landscape = Voss capital = Vossevangen demonym = Vossing Voss (male) Vosse (female) language = Nynorsk munwebpage = www.voss.kommune.no governor = Gunn Berit Lunde Aarvik (Ap)… …   Wikipedia

  • Voss — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Voss (homonymie). Voss Blason de Voss …   Wikipédia en Français

  • VOSS — Die Voss Gruppe (Eigenschreibweise: VOSS) ist ein Unternehmen im Bereich Maschinenbau mit Sitz in Wipperfürth. Das Unternehmen besteht aus der VOSS Holding GmbH + Co. KG mit den Tochtergesellschaften VOSS Automotive GmbH und VOSS Fluid GmbH + Co …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Voss — 1. De Voss wêt mehr as ên Lock. – Hauskalender, I. 2. Entelk mutt de Voss to t Lock herût. – Hauskalender, I. 3. Voss sünder Nücke, dat is en Glücke. – Körte, 6380. 4. Wann de Voss anfänkt to preddigen, mot me de Gaussküken in Achte niemen. –… …   Deutsches Sprichwörter-Lexikon

  • Voss — Vọss   [f ],    1) Gert, Schauspieler, * Schanghai 10. 10. 1941; kam 1947 nach Deutschland, er spielte in Konstanz, Braunschweig (1968 71), am Residenztheater München (1971/72) und in Stuttgart (ab 1972), wo 1974 seine Zusammenarbeit mit C.… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Voss — Sp Vòsas Ap Voss L P Norvegija …   Pasaulio vietovardžiai. Internetinė duomenų bazė


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