Fowld is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Fowld family once lived in the region beside an enclosed pen for animals. In particular the surname Fowld can be in Bolton in the county of Lancashire
. The surname Fowld may also be an occupational
name for someone who looked after sheep.
Early Origins of the Fowld family
The surname Fowld was first found in Lancashire
where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Fowld family
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Fowld Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Fowld family name include Foulds, Faulds, Fowlds, Foulls, Faulls, Fowldes and many more.
Early Notables of the Fowld family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fowld family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Fowld surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Joseph Foulds purchased land in Georgia in 1735; Albion, Alexander, Henry, James, and William Foulds settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1834 and 1866..