Early Origins of the Fowell family
The surname Fowell was first found in Devon
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor said to have been seated there well before the Norman Conquest
. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 10th century when they held estates at Fowelscombe in that shire.
Early History of the Fowell family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fowell research.Another 401 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1080, 1091, 1163, 1399, 1538, 1619, 1275, 1455, 1487, 1593, 1674, 1640, 1648, 1656, 1598, 1664, 1646, 1660, 1623, 1677, 1659, 1677, 1666, 1665, 1692, 1689 and 1692 are included under the topic Early Fowell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Fowell 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. Fowell has been spelled many different ways, including Fowell, Fowl, Fowall, Fowel, Phowel, Phowell, Vowell, Voules, Vowels, Vowels, Fowls, Fuggle, Foul, Vowl and many more.
Early Notables of the Fowell family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Sir Edmund Fowell, 1st Baronet
(1593-1674), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1640 to 1648 and in 1656; Edmund Fowell (c.
1598-1664), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons between... Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fowell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Fowell family to the New World and Oceana
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 Fowells to arrive in North America:
Fowell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Edmond Fowell, who settled in Virginia in 1666
- John Fowell, who received a land grant in Virginia in 1666
- Richard and Sarah Fowell, who settled in South Carolina between the years 1670-1678
Fowell Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- James Fowell, on record in the Windward Islands in 1722
- Susanna Fowell, a bonded passenger, who arrived in Maryland in 1725
Contemporary Notables of the name Fowell (post 1700)
- Charles W. Fowell Jr. (1901-1973), American Republican politician, Vernon County Sheriff; Member of Wisconsin State Assembly from Vernon County, 1939-42 CITATION[CLOSE]
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- Graham Fowell, English Caricaturist and cartoonist
- Joseph Charles Fowell (1891-1970), prominent Australian 20th Century architect