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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.

Fowle Early Origins



The surname Fowle was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from very early times.

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Fowle Spelling Variations


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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.

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Fowle Early History


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Fowle Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fowle research. Another 223 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 127 and 1273 are included under the topic Early Fowle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fowle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fowle Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Fowle Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fowle Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Isaac Fowle, aged 28, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Westminster" in 1843
  • Ann Fowle, aged 23, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Westminster" in 1843
  • William Fowle, aged 21, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Westminster" in 1843

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fowle (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fowle (post 1700)



  • William Fowle, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1964
  • William Fowle, American politician, Mayor of Newton, Massachusetts, 1878-79
  • Otto Fowle (b. 1852), American Republican politician, Mayor of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, 1889-91; Member of Michigan State Senate 30th District, 1909-12
  • Herbert C. Fowle, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State Senate 10th District, 1960

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Fowle Historic Events


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Fowle Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Henry J Fowle (b. 1922), English Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Houghton-le-Spring, County Durham, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Fowle Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    7. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    11. ...

    The Fowle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fowle Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 4 November 2015 at 13:11.

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