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Fowlie Surname History



The ancestors of the Fowlie family were part of an ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts. They lived in the place called Foulzie in the parish of King Edward in the county of Aberdeen. The surname Fowlie belongs to the category of habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.


Early Origins of the Fowlie family


The surname Fowlie 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 Fowlie family


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Fowlie Spelling Variations


In medieval Scotland, names were more often spelled according to sound than any regular set of rules. An enormous number of spelling variations were the result. Over the years, the name Fowlie has been spelled Fowlie, Fowley, Fowlis, Foulis and others.

Early Notables of the Fowlie 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 Fowlie family to Ireland


Some of the Fowlie 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 Fowlie family to the New World and Oceana


In such difficult times, Ireland, Australia, and North America looked like better homes for many Scots. The trips were expensive and grueling, but also rewarding, as the colonies were havens for those unwelcome in the old country. That legacy did not die easily, though, and many were forced to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. The Scottish legacy has resurface in more recent times, though, through Clan societies, highland games, and other organizations. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the old Scottish name of Fowlie:

Fowlie Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Miss Coutts Fowlie, aged 44, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1907
  • Williamina Fowlie, aged 45, who emigrated to the United States from Aberdeen, Scotland, in 1908
  • Emma Fowlie, aged 5, who landed in America from Aberdeen, Scotland, in 1908
  • Charles Fowlie, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States from Aberdeen, Scotland, in 1910
  • Robert Fowlie, aged 67, who landed in America from Leicester, England, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fowlie Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Joseph William Fowlie, aged 27, who settled in London, Ont, Canada, in 1907

Contemporary Notables of the name Fowlie (post 1700)


  • Wallace Fowlie (1908-1998), American writer and professor of literature
  • Walter Fowlie, New Zealand field assistant with a New Zealand Antarctic Research Program (1981–1982), eponym of the Fowlie Glacier, Antarctica
  • Brenda Fowlie (b. 1953), Canadian journalist and politician

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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.


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