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Fowle Name Meaning

English: nickname for someone who resembled a bird, in part representing a Middle English continuation of the Old English personal name Fugol, meaning ‘bird’, originally a byname, or possibly a metonymic occupational name for a fowler. Americanized spelling of German Faul.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Fowler, Noble, Foyle, Howle, Bowler, Sole, Towse, Hole, Folley, Folse

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Where is the Fowle family from?

You can see how Fowle families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fowle family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fowle families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 15 Fowle families living in Ontario. This was about 39% of all the recorded Fowle's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Fowle families in 1911.
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What did your Fowle ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Fowle. 20% of Fowle men worked as a Salesman and 20% of Fowle women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fowle were Proprietor and Clerk. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Salesman
    20%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Proprietor
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    20%
  • Secretary
    20%
  • Housewife
    13%
  • Clerk
    10%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Fowle. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Fowle. For the veterans among your Fowle ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fowle lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Fowle life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Fowle in 1961 was 45, and 83 in 2004.

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