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
Scholar 1,473
Agricultural Labourer 370
Dress Maker 102
Labourer 96
House Servant 90
Servant 73
Cotton Weaver 64
House Keeper 59
General Servant 58
Laundress 49
Carpenter 45
Carter 44
Straw Plaiter 41
Coal Miner 37
House Maid 35
Ag Labourer 34
Shoe Maker 33
Domestic Servant 29
Groom 28
Lace Maker 25
Cook 25
Farmer 25
Milliner 23
Blacksmith 23
Butcher 22

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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