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The annals of Scottish history reveal that Fowles was first used as a name by descendants of the Pictish tribe of ancient Scotland. The Fowles family lived in the place called Foulzie in the parish of King Edward in the county of Aberdeen. The surname Fowles belongs to the category of habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Fowles Early Origins



The surname Fowles was first found in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen at Foulzie. James Fowlie was listed in Bartholl Chapell in 1741. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
Further to the south in Greenhow in the North Riding of Yorkshire, the Foulis family gained a family seat during the reign of James I. Originally held by the D'Arcys, that family had lost the lands during the reign of Henry VIII when it was reverted to the crown. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Nearby, in Ingleby-Greenhow, the family of Foulis bought the lands from the Eures. From this branch , Henry Foulis, the historian and divine, was born at Ingleby manor-house in the middle of the 17th century. "The parish is now almost exclusively the property of Sir William Foulis, Bart., who is lord of the manor. Ingleby manor-house, the seat of Sir William Foulis, is a stately mansion of stone, finely situated on an eminence; it contains some oak carvings, and an ancient portrait of Queen Elizabeth." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Fowles Spelling Variations


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Fowles Spelling Variations



During the Middle Ages, there was no basic set of rules and scribes wrote according to sound. The correct spelling of Scottish names were further compromised after many haphazard translations from Gaelic to English and back. Spelling variations of the name Fowles include Fowlie, Fowley, Fowlis, Foulis and others.

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Fowles Early History


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Fowles Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fowles research. Another 403 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1198, 1248, 1295, 1305, 1422, 1429, 1469, 1486, 1552, 1688, 1645, 1711, 1638, 1669, 1634, 1626, 1629 and 1800 are included under the topic Early Fowles History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fowles Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fowles Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the Clan at this time was Sir James Foulis, Lord Colinton (d. 1688), a Scottish judge; and his eldest son, James Foulis, Lord Reidfurd (1645?-1711), a Scottish judge; Henry Foulis (1638-1669), an English academic theologian and controversial author; Sir Alexander Foulis, made...

Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fowles Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fowles In Ireland


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Fowles In Ireland



Some of the Fowles family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included 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



Scots left their country by the thousands to travel to Australia and North Ameri ca. Desperate for freedom and an opportunity to fend for themselves, many paid huge fees and suffered under terrible conditions on long voyages. Still, for those who made the trip, freedom and opportunity awaited. In North America, many fought their old English oppressors in the American War of Independence. In recent years, Scottish heritage has been an increasingly important topic, as Clan societies and other organizations have renewed people's interest in their history. An examination of passenger and immigration lists shows many early settlers bearing the name of Fowles:

Fowles Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mary Fowles, who landed in Virginia in 1662
  • Edward Fowles, who arrived in Virginia in 1664
  • William Fowles, who arrived in Virginia in 1664

Fowles Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Elizabeth Fowles, who landed in Maryland in 1740

Fowles Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • S Fowles, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1860
  • William Fowles, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1868

Fowles Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Fowles arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John" in 1840 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN from London 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840John.htm
  • Mary Fowles arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John" in 1840 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN from London 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840John.htm
  • George Fowles, aged 22, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Navarino"
  • Elizabeth Fowles, aged 18, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Navarino"

Fowles Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Fowles, aged 54, a carpenter, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1874
  • Mary Ann Fowles, aged 51, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1874
  • Ellen Fowles, aged 10, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1874
  • George William Fowles, aged 28, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1874
  • Joseph Fowles, aged 21, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Salisbury" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fowles (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fowles (post 1700)



  • W. A. Fowles, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 9th District, 1943-46
  • J. Francis Fowles, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Utah, 1952
  • H. A. Fowles, American Republican politician, Member of Maine State House of Representatives from Penobscot County, 1919-20
  • Alvin W. Fowles, American politician, Mayor of Auburn, Maine, 1913-14
  • Sylvia Shaqueria Fowles (b. 1985), American WNBA basketball player
  • Ian Fowles (b. 1979), American guitarist
  • Colin Fowles (1953-1985), American North American Soccer League player who died as a result of random gunfire
  • John Fowles (1926-2005), English novelist and essayist
  • Glenys Rae Fowles AM (b. 1941), Australian operatic soprano

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Fowles Historic Events


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Fowles Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Charles Frederick Fowles, American 1st Class Passenger from New York, New York, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking and was recovered
  • Mrs. Frances May Fowles, American 1st Class Passenger from New York, New York, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking and was recovered

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Mente manuque praesto
Motto Translation: Ready with heart and hand.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN from London 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840John.htm

Other References

  1. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  4. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  8. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  9. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Fowles Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fowles 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.

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