The ancestors of the Fawles family brought their name to England
in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. They lived in Staffordshire
, where they were Lords of the Manor of Fauld.
Early Origins of the Fawles family
The surname Fawles was first found in Staffordshire
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor of Fauld. Conjecturally they are descended from Hubert and Robert of Fauld, father and son Norman nobles, who held their lands at the time of the taking of the Domesday Book
survey in 1086 from Henry de Ferrers.
Early History of the Fawles family
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Fawles Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Fawles were recorded, including Fauld, Faulds, Faldow, Faldo, Faldoe, Fauldo, Fauldow, Fauldhouse, Falder, Fauls, Fawles and many more.
Early Notables of the Fawles family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fawles family to the New World and Oceana
The unstable environment in England
at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland
, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Fawles arrived in North America very early: Bartholomew Faldoe who settled in Massachusetts in 1635.