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

Foull Early Origins



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

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Foull Early History


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Foull Early History



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

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Foull Spelling Variations


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Foull Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Foull have been found, including Foulds, Faulds, Fowlds, Foulls, Faulls, Fowldes and many more.

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Foull Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Foull Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Foull, or a variant listed above: 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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