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The name Foulds is an old Anglo-Saxon name. It comes from when a family lived in the region beside an enclosed pen for animals. In particular the surname Foulds can be in Bolton in the county of Lancashire. The surname Foulds may also be an occupational name for someone who looked after sheep.

Foulds Early Origins



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

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Foulds Spelling Variations


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Foulds Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Foulds were recorded, including Foulds, Faulds, Fowlds, Foulls, Faulls, Fowldes and many more.

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Foulds Early History


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Foulds Early History



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

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Foulds Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Foulds Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Foulds 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



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Foulds family emigrate to North America:

Foulds Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Joseph Foulds purchased land in Georgia in 1735
  • John Foulds, who arrived in Georgia in 1741 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Foulds Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Albion, Alexander, Henry, James, and William Foulds, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1834 and 1866

Foulds Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Foulds, aged 40, a farmer, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Florentia" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FLORENTIA 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Florentia.htm
  • William Foulds, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Florentia" in 1849 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FLORENTIA 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Florentia.htm

Foulds Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Foulds, aged 21, who arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Oriental" in 1840
  • Joseph Foulds, aged 28, a coal miner, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Golden Sea" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Foulds (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Foulds (post 1700)



  • Raymond Thomas Foulds, American forestry scientist
  • Thomas H. Foulds, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Cincinnati, Ohio, 1869-74 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Frederick George Foulds (b. 1935), former English cricketer
  • Neal Foulds (b. 1963), retired English professional snooker player
  • June Foulds (b. 1934), British silver and bronze runner at the 1952 and 1956 Summer Olympics
  • Garry Foulds (b. 1956), former Australian rules footballer
  • Adam Foulds (b. 1974), British novelist and poet
  • James Francis "Jim" Foulds (b. 1937), Canadian politician in Ontario the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1971 to 1987
  • John Foulds (1880-1939), British classical musician

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) FLORENTIA 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Florentia.htm
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The Foulds Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Foulds 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.

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