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Fowler Family History

Fowler Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a fowler a hunter or trapper of wild birds (a common medieval occupation) from Middle English fogheler fugheler (Old English fugelere a derivative of fugol ‘bird’).

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


Similar surnames: Fowle, Bowler, Dowler, Filer, Power, Fogler, Cobler, Folley, Soler

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Where is the Fowler family from?

You can see how Fowler families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fowler family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fowler families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 666 Fowler families living in Ontario. This was about 44% of all the recorded Fowler's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Fowler families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Fowler surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Fowler ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Fowler. 35% of Fowler men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Fowler women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fowler were Carpenter and Nurse. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    35%
  • Labourer
    11%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Teacher
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Nurse
    7%
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Census Records

There are 795,000 census records available for the last name Fowler. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fowler census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 67,000 immigration records available for the last name Fowler. 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 122,000 military records available for the last name Fowler. For the veterans among your Fowler ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fowler lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Fowler life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Fowler in 1941 was 44, and 73 in 2004.

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