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Foulis Surname History



The Pictish clans of ancient Scotland were the ancestors of first people to use the name Foulis. The name was found in the place called Foulzie in the parish of King Edward in the county of Aberdeen. The surname Foulis belongs to the category of habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.


Early Origins of the Foulis family


The surname Foulis was first found in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen at Foulzie. James Fowlie was listed in Bartholl Chapell in 1741. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
Further to the south in Greenhow in the North Riding of Yorkshire, the Foulis family gained a family seat during the reign of James I. Originally held by the D'Arcys, that family had lost the lands during the reign of Henry VIII when it was reverted to the crown. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Nearby, in Ingleby-Greenhow, the family of Foulis bought the lands from the Eures. From this branch , Henry Foulis, the historian and divine, was born at Ingleby manor-house in the middle of the 17th century. "The parish is now almost exclusively the property of Sir William Foulis, Bart., who is lord of the manor. Ingleby manor-house, the seat of Sir William Foulis, is a stately mansion of stone, finely situated on an eminence; it contains some oak carvings, and an ancient portrait of Queen Elizabeth." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


Early History of the Foulis family


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Foulis Spelling Variations


In the Middle ages, spelling and translation were not yet regulated by any general rules. spelling variations in names were common even among members of one family unit. Foulis has appeared Fowlie, Fowley, Fowlis, Foulis and others.

Early Notables of the Foulis family (pre 1700)


Notable amongst the Clan at this time was Sir James Foulis, Lord Colinton (d. 1688), a Scottish judge; and his eldest son, James Foulis, Lord Reidfurd (1645?-1711), a Scottish judge; Henry Foulis (1638-1669), an English academic theologian and controversial author; Sir Alexander Foulis, made a Baronet June 7th 1634; Sir David Foulis, 1st Baronet Foulis was Custos Rotulorum (keeper of...
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Migration of the Foulis family to Ireland


Some of the Foulis family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Foulis family to the New World and Oceana


Faced by this persecution and the generally unstable political climate of those days, many Scots chose to leave their homeland for Ireland, Australia, and North America in search of greater opportunity and freedom. The colonies across the Atlantic were the most popular choice, but a passage there was neither cheap nor easily suffered. Passengers arrived sick and poor, but those who made it intact often found land and more tolerant societies in which to live. These brave settlers formed the backbone of the burgeoning nations of Canada and the United States. It is only this century that the ancestors of these families have begun to recover their collective identity through the patriotic highland games and Clan societies that have sprung up throughout North America. Research into early immigration and passenger lists revealed many immigrants bearing the name Foulis:

Foulis Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Foulis, who settled in Boston in 1684

Foulis Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Robert Foulis, who settled in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1819
  • Thomas Foulis, who settled in Nova Scotia in 1839
  • George and Barbara McKay Foulis, who settled in Nova Scotia in 1852

Foulis Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Foulis, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John" in 1840 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN from London 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840John.htm
  • Elizabeth Foulis, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John" in 1840 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN from London 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840John.htm
  • Harriet Logie Foulis, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John" in 1840 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN from London 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840John.htm

Contemporary Notables of the name Foulis (post 1700)


  • James Foulis (1870-1928), Scottish born professional golfer
  • Sir Ian Foulis, British educator and U. K. Diplomat
  • David J Foulis, Professor in the department of mathematics & statistics at University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Robert Foulis (1796-1866), Canadian (Scottish born) civil engineer and painter, inventor of the world's first steam-operated fog alarm
  • Colonel Richard Foulis Roundell JP (b. 1872), of Gledston, Skipton-in-Craven, Yorkshire, English politician, Member of Parliament for Skipton

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Citations


  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN from London 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840John.htm


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