The origins of the Fowells name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It comes from when the family lived in the region beside an enclosed pen for animals. In particular the surname Fowells can be in Bolton in the county of Lancashire
. The surname Fowells may also be an occupational
name for someone who looked after sheep.
Early Origins of the Fowells family
The surname Fowells was first found in Lancashire
where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Fowells family
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Fowells 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 Fowells were recorded, including Foulds, Faulds, Fowlds, Foulls, Faulls, Fowldes and many more.
Early Notables of the Fowells family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fowells family to the New World and Oceana
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 Fowells family emigrate to North America: Joseph Foulds purchased land in Georgia in 1735; Albion, Alexander, Henry, James, and William Foulds settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1834 and 1866..