Faulds History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Faulds is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from a family once having lived in the region beside an enclosed pen for animals. In particular the surname Faulds can be in Bolton in the county of Lancashire. The surname Faulds may also be an occupational name for someone who looked after sheep.

Early Origins of the Faulds family

The surname Faulds was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from very early times.

Important Dates for the Faulds family

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Faulds Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Faulds has been recorded under many different variations, including Foulds, Faulds, Fowlds, Foulls, Faulls, Fowldes and many more.

Early Notables of the Faulds family (pre 1700)

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Faulds migration to the United States

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Faulds or a variant listed above:

Faulds Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Joseph Faulds purchased land in Georgia in 1735
Faulds Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Alexander Faulds joined other transplanted Scotsmen in Philadelphia in 1834
  • Andrew Faulds, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1878 [1]
Faulds Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Alex Faulds, aged 34, who settled in America from Glasgow, in 1905
  • Clair Faulds, aged 26, who landed in America from Wonutsorrell, England, in 1907
  • Horace Faulds, aged 21, who landed in America from Leicester, England, in 1909
  • Charles H Faulds, aged 56, who immigrated to the United States from Keighley, England, in 1910
  • Alex. Faulds, aged 37, who immigrated to the United States from Paisley, Scotland, in 1913
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Faulds migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Faulds Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Archibald Faulds, aged 29, who immigrated to Toronto, Canada, in 1912

Faulds migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Faulds Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Miss Jessie Faulds, (b. 1823), aged 36, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Mary Anne" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 4th August 1859 [2]
  • Mr. Ebenezer Faulds, (b. 1825), aged 34, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Mary Anne" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand on 4th August 1859 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Faulds (post 1700)

  • Hugh Faulds, American politician, Mayor of Yuma, Arizona, 1955-58 [3]
  • Richard Bruce Faulds MBE (b. 1977), English gold medalist sport shooter at the 2000 Summer Olympics
  • Hugh Faulds, English Industrialist
  • Kristopher Faulds, Moroccan professional footballer
  • Rob Faulds (b. 1955), Canadian sportscaster on Sportsnet and host of Sportsnetnews from Hamilton, Ontario
  • Kristopher Faulds (b. 1994), Scottish professional footballer
  • Andrew Matthew William Faulds (1923-2000), Scottish actor and politician, best remembered in the role of Phalerus in Jason and the Argonauts (1963), taking part in the famous skeleton fight scene, Member of Parliament for Smethwick (1966–1974) and Warley East (1974-1997)
  • William Frederick Faulds VC MC (1895-1950), South African recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • Dr Henry Faulds (1843-1930), Scottish scientist who is noted for the development of fingerprinting

Historic Events for the Faulds family

RMS Lusitania
  • Mr. Andrew Faulds, American 3rd Class passenger from Yonkers, New York, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking by escaping in life boat 14 [4]
  • Mrs. Margaret Allen Faulds, American 3rd Class passenger from Yonkers, New York, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking by escaping in life boat 14 [4]

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, March 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
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