Anglo-Saxon name Folder comes from the family having resided in the region beside an enclosed pen for animals. In particular the surname Folder can be in Bolton in the county of Lancashire. The surname Folder may also be an occupational name for someone who looked after sheep.
Early Origins of the Folder family
Lancashire where they held a family seat from very early times.
Early History of the Folder family
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Folder Spelling Variations
hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Foulds, Faulds, Fowlds, Foulls, Faulls, Fowldes and many more.
Early Notables of the Folder family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Folder family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Folders to arrive on North American shores:
Folder Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Folder Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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