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Where did the Scottish Faulds family come from? What is the Scottish Faulds family crest and coat of arms? When did the Faulds family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Faulds family history?The rugged west coast of Scotland and the desolate Hebrides islands are the ancestral home of the Faulds family. Their name indicates that the original bearer lived in the shires of Ayr, Renfrew, Lanark, and Perth, (now part of the Strathclyde region), and there were also lands of East and West Faulds in the lordship of Dudop or Dudhope near Dundee. The surname Faulds is also derived from the Old English word falod, or fold, which indicates that the original bearer of this surname lived by or near an enclosure where cattle were kept. Faulds was also an occupational name for one who worked at the sheep-fold, or for a person who was a shepherd. There is also a place-name Folds in an ancient parish in Bolton, county Lancashire, England.
Spelling and translation were not standardized practices until the last few centuries. Spelling variations are extremely common among early Scottish names. Faulds has been spelled Faulds, Fawls, Fauldis, Fauls and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Faulds research. Another 230 words(16 lines of text) covering the years 1438, 1536, and 1642 are included under the topic Early Faulds History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Faulds Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Faulds family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 117 words(8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
The hardy Scots who made the crossing settled all along the east coast of North America and in the great west that was just then opening up. At the time of the American War of Independence, many United Empire Loyalists moved north from the American colonies to Canada. Scottish national heritage became better known in North America in the 20th century through highland games and other patriotic events. An examination of immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Faulds arrived in North America very early:
Faulds Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Faulds Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
Faulds Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Mente manuque praesto
Motto Translation: Ready with heart and hand.
The Faulds Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Faulds Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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