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Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Foulde is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in the region beside an enclosed pen for animals. In particular the surname Foulde can be in Bolton in the county of Lancashire. The surname Foulde may also be an occupational name for someone who looked after sheep.

Foulde Early Origins



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

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Foulde Early History


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Foulde Early History



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

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Foulde Spelling Variations


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Foulde Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Foulde has been spelled many different ways, including Foulds, Faulds, Fowlds, Foulls, Faulls, Fowldes and many more.

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Foulde Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Foulde Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Fouldes to arrive in North America: 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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