Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived in the region beside an enclosed pen for animals. In particular the surname Folds can be in Bolton in the county of Lancashire. The surname Folds may also be an occupational name for someone who looked after sheep.
Early Origins of the Folds family
Lancashire where they held a family seat from very early times.
Early History of the Folds family
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Folds Spelling Variations
spelling variations under which the name Folds has appeared include Foulds, Faulds, Fowlds, Foulls, Faulls, Fowldes and many more.
Early Notables of the Folds family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Folds family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Folds arrived in North America very early:
Folds Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Folds (post 1700)
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