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The name Foldes belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having lived in the region beside an enclosed pen for animals. In particular the surname Foldes can be in Bolton in the county of Lancashire. The surname Foldes may also be an occupational name for someone who looked after sheep.

Foldes Early Origins



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

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Foldes Spelling Variations


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Foldes Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Foldes include Foulds, Faulds, Fowlds, Foulls, Faulls, Fowldes and many more.

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Foldes Early History


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Foldes Early History



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

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Foldes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Foldes Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Foldes were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Joseph Foulds purchased land in Georgia in 1735; Albion, Alexander, Henry, James, and William Foulds settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1834 and 1866..

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Contemporary Notables of the name Foldes (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Foldes (post 1700)



  • Dezso Foldes (1880-1950), Hungarian Olympic gold medalist for fencing at the 1912 games

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Foldes Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    7. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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    The Foldes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Foldes 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 24 April 2014 at 14:24.

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