The ancestors of the name Fould date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence in the region beside an enclosed pen for animals. In particular the surname Fould can be in Bolton in the county of Lancashire
. The surname Fould may also be an occupational
name for someone who looked after sheep.
Early Origins of the Fould family
The surname Fould was first found in Lancashire
where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Fould family
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Fould Spelling Variations
Fould has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few 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. Many variations of the name Fould have been found, including Foulds, Faulds, Fowlds, Foulls, Faulls, Fowldes and many more.
Early Notables of the Fould family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fould 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 Foulds to arrive on North American shores: Joseph Foulds purchased land in Georgia in 1735; Albion, Alexander, Henry, James, and William Foulds settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1834 and 1866..
Contemporary Notables of the name Fould (post 1700)
- Achille Fould (1800-1867), French financier and politician