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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.

Faulds Early Origins



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.

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Faulds Spelling Variations


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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.

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Faulds Early History


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Faulds Early History



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 and printed products wherever possible.

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Faulds Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Faulds Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Faulds Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Faulds In Ireland


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Faulds In Ireland



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 and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 emigrated to the United States from Keighley, England, in 1910
  • Alex. Faulds, aged 37, who emigrated 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 Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Archibald Faulds, aged 29, who emigrated to Toronto, Canada, in 1912

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Contemporary Notables of the name Faulds (post 1700)


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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

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Faulds Historic Events


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Faulds Historic Events




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
  • 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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Motto


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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.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    3. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    6. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    7. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    10. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
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    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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