The roots of the Anglo-Saxon
name Fouls come from when the family resided in the region beside an enclosed pen for animals. In particular the surname Fouls can be in Bolton in the county of Lancashire
. The surname Fouls may also be an occupational
name for someone who looked after sheep.
Early Origins of the Fouls family
The surname Fouls was first found in Lancashire
where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Fouls family
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Fouls Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Fouls has been recorded under many different variations, including Foulds, Faulds, Fowlds, Foulls, Faulls, Fowldes and many more.
Early Notables of the Fouls family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fouls family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Fouls 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..