The lineage of the name Foul begins with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in the region beside an enclosed pen for animals. In particular the surname Foul can be in Bolton in the county of Lancashire
. The surname Foul may also be an occupational
name for someone who looked after sheep.
Early Origins of the Foul family
The surname Foul was first found in Lancashire
where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Foul family
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Foul Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Foul has undergone many spelling variations
, including Foulds, Faulds, Fowlds, Foulls, Faulls, Fowldes and many more.
Early Notables of the Foul family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Foul family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Foul were among those contributors: Joseph Foulds purchased land in Georgia in 1735; Albion, Alexander, Henry, James, and William Foulds settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1834 and 1866..