The ancestors of the name Fowlde date back to the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Fowlde family lived in the region beside an enclosed pen for animals. In particular the surname Fowlde can be in Bolton in the county of Lancashire
. The surname Fowlde may also be an occupational
name for someone who looked after sheep.
Early Origins of the Fowlde family
The surname Fowlde was first found in Lancashire
where they held a family seat
from very early times.
Early History of the Fowlde family
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Fowlde Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Fowlde are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Fowlde include: Foulds, Faulds, Fowlds, Foulls, Faulls, Fowldes and many more.
Early Notables of the Fowlde family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fowlde family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Fowlde 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..