Faulds History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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.
Early Origins of the Faulds family
The surname Faulds was first found in Ayrshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Inbhir Àir), formerly a county in the southwestern Strathclyde region of Scotland, that today makes up the Council Areas of South, East, and North Ayrshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.
Early History of the Faulds family
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Faulds Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Faulds family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Faulds family to Ireland
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Faulds migration to the United States +
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 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 
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
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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 
- 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 
Contemporary Notables of the name Faulds (post 1700) +
- Hugh Faulds, American politician, Mayor of Yuma, Arizona, 1955-58 
- 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)
- Dr Henry Faulds (1843-1930), Scottish scientist who is noted for the development of fingerprinting
- Kristopher Faulds, Moroccan professional footballer
- Rob Faulds (b. 1955), Canadian sportscaster on Sportsnet and host of Sportsnetnews from Hamilton, Ontario
- Richard Bruce Faulds MBE (b. 1977), English gold medalist sport shooter at the 2000 Summer Olympics
- Hugh Faulds, English Industrialist
- William Frederick Faulds VC MC (1895-1950), South African recipient of the Victoria Cross
- Lynn Faulds Wood (1948-2020), Scottish television presenter and journalist, best known for her work on the British television programme Watchdog
Historic Events for the Faulds family +
- 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 
- 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 
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The Faulds Motto +
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.
- ^ 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)
- ^ 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)
- ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, March 10) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
- ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/