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The Anglo-Saxon name Folden comes from when the family resided in the region beside an enclosed pen for animals. In particular the surname Folden can be in Bolton in the county of Lancashire. The surname Folden may also be an occupational name for someone who looked after sheep.

Folden Early Origins



The surname Folden was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from very early times.

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Folden Spelling Variations


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Folden Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Folden has been recorded under many different variations, including Foulds, Faulds, Fowlds, Foulls, Faulls, Fowldes and many more.

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Folden Early History


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Folden Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Folden research. Another 223 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 127 and 1273 are included under the topic Early Folden History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Folden Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Folden Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Folden Notables 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Folden or a variant listed above:

Folden Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jose Folden, aged 27, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1848

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Contemporary Notables of the name Folden (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Folden (post 1700)



  • Don Folden Sr., American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Mayor of Washington, District of Columbia, 1994

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Folden Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    7. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
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    The Folden Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Folden 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.

    This page was last modified on 2 November 2015 at 10:57.

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