Fowle Family History

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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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Fowle Family Origin

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Fowle Family Occupations

What did your Fowle ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Fowle occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Fowle's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Fowle family was Boot Finisher. Agricultural Labourer, Carpenter and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fowle.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Carpenter

  • Annuitant

  • Boot Finisher


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Fowle ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Fowle Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 27,000 census records available for the last name Fowle. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fowle census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

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

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Draft Card

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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Fowle Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fowle

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fowle ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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