The name 'Fowler' originates from England. It is derived from the occupational name for a 'bird-catcher' (a common medieval occupation), from the Middle English word 'fogelere', 'foulere' (Old English 'fugelere', a derivative of 'fugol' meaning bird). Variant´s: 'Fugler', 'Vowler'. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive's have confirmed that the surname 'Fowler' and or it's variant's, dates as far back as the 13th century were a 'John the Foeglere', from the County of Wiltshire, England, is recorded on the Hundred Rolls in 1273. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definately determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive's confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain 'Henry Fowler', from the City of London, England. He emigrated to North America in 1652 and settled at Roxbury, Massachusetts, and afterwards bwcame a first settler of Providence, R.I., a Deputy to the ...
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1° Coat of arms of family Fowler
Language of the text: English
Azure, three crosses patté sable on a chevron argent between three lions passant gardant or.
Argent three cocks or, beaked and legged gules collared azure.
Ancient blazon of family Fowler. Sources: "Irish Names and Surnames" by Rev.Patrick Woulfe; "Emigrants from England to the American Colonies 1773-1776" by Peter Wilson Coldham; "Burke's American Families the genological publishing company"; A Dictionary of Surnames by Hanks and Hodges.
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