The ancient roots of the Fowle family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Fowle comes from when the family lived in the region beside an enclosed pen for animals. In particular the surname Fowle can be in Bolton in the county of Lancashire. The surname Fowle may also be an occupational name for someone who looked after sheep.
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Fowle Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Fowle has appeared include Foulds, Faulds, Fowlds, Foulls, Faulls, Fowldes and many more.
Early Notables of the Fowle family (pre 1700)
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Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Fowle Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
Isaac Fowle, aged 28, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Westminster" in 1843
Ann Fowle, aged 23, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Westminster" in 1843
William Fowle, aged 21, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Westminster" in 1843