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The old Welsh surname Foulke comes from the popular personal name Fulk. This forename of Norman origin originally came from one of a number of Germanic personal names with the first portion "folk-," which means "people."

Foulke Early Origins



The surname Foulke was first found in Denbighshire (Welsh: Sir Ddinbych), a historic county, created in 1536 at the Act of Union with England, and located in Northeast Wales, where they held a family seat at "Yr Eifiad" from very ancient times, some say before the 9th century.

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Foulke Spelling Variations


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Foulke Spelling Variations



Compared to other ancient cultures found in the British Isles, the number of Welsh surnames are relatively few, but there are an inordinately large number of spelling variations. These spelling variations began almost as soon as surname usage became common. People could not specify how to spell their own names leaving the specific recording up to the individual scribe or priest. Those recorders would then spell the names as they heard them, causing many different variations. Later, many Welsh names were recorded in English. This transliteration process was extremely imprecise since the Brythonic Celtic language of the Welsh used many sounds the English language was not accustomed to. Finally, some variations occurred by the individual's design: a branch loyalty within a family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations were indicated by spelling variations of one's name. The Foulke name over the years has been spelled Foulke, Foulks, Foulkes and others.

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Foulke Early History


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Foulke Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Foulke research. Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1290, 1691, 1660 and 1661 are included under the topic Early Foulke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Foulke Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Foulke Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 38 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Foulke 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



The Welsh began to emigrate to North America in the late 1800s and early 1900s in search of land, work, and freedom. Those that arrived helped shape the industry, commerce, and the cultural heritage of both Canada and the United States. The records regarding immigration and passenger show a number of people bearing the name Foulke:

Foulke Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Foulke settled in Virginia in 1623
  • William Foulke settled in Virginia in 1624
  • William Foulke, aged 24, arrived in Virginia in 1625
  • Thomas Foulke, who landed in New Jersey in 1677
  • Thomas Foulke settled in New Castle Del. in 1677
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Foulke Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Wilhelm Foulke, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1762
  • John Wilhelm Foulke, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1762
  • John Foulke, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765
  • George Foulke, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765
  • Adam Foulke, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765

Foulke Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Philip Foulke, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1844

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Contemporary Notables of the name Foulke (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Foulke (post 1700)



  • William Dudley Foulke (1848-1935), American politician, Member of Indiana State Senate, 1883-86; Member, U.S. Civil Service Commission, 1901-03
  • Jesse R. Foulke, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Ohio, 1884
  • Howard A. Foulke, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1944

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Jure, non dono
Motto Translation: By right, not by gift.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Thirsk, Joan ed. Et. Al. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-005-8).
    7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    11. ...

    The Foulke Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Foulke 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.

    This page was last modified on 4 November 2015 at 13:11.

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