Fowler Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Fowler Name Meaning: Occupational name for a 'bird catcher'.

This was a very common medieval occupation.Theold english term is 'fugelere',a derivative of 'fugol','bird'.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Fowler Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Fowler family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 402
Female Servant 282
Independent 259
Male Servant 144
Farmer 137
Labourer 115
Shoe Maker 66
Dress Maker 43
Carpenter 38
Weaver 37
Ag Labourer 34
Cotton Weaver 32
Tailor 30
Blacksmith 28
Gardener 27
Clerk 23
Servant 23
Pauper 23
Publican 22
Apprentice 22
Mason 22
Butcher 19
Porter 19
Joiner 18
Laundress 18

Fowler Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Fowler 100% 100,652
2 Fawler 83% 1,350
3 Fouler 83% 757

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The surname Fowler is the most popular version of all its varients

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