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Fuchs Name Meaning

German and Jewish: from Middle High German vuhs German Fuchs ‘fox’ a nickname for a sly or cunning person or for someone with red hair. This surname is also found in France (mainly Alsace and Lorraine) Poland Czechia and Slovenia often as a translation into German of corresponding Slavic nicknames or surnames. Compare Fox 4 Fuks and Futch .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Ochs, Buchs, Luchs, Fochs, Dachs, Sachs, Tuch, Lucht, Fuhs, Buche

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Where is the Fuchs family from?

You can see how Fuchs families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fuchs family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fuchs families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 84 Fuchs families living in London. This was about 79% of all the recorded Fuchs's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Fuchs families in 1891.
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What did your Fuchs ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Director and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Fuchs. 25% of Fuchs men worked as a Director and 58% of Fuchs women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fuchs were Fur Merchant and Cook. .

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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

  • Director
    25%
  • Chemist
    25%
  • Private Means
    25%
  • Fur Merchant
    25%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    58%
  • Domestic Servant
    13%
  • No Occupation
    8%
  • Cook
    6%
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Census Records

There are 63,000 census records available for the last name Fuchs. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fuchs census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 36,000 immigration records available for the last name Fuchs. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 52,000 military records available for the last name Fuchs. For the veterans among your Fuchs ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fuchs lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Fuchs life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Fuchs in 1944 was 41, and 80 in 2004.

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