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 1,895
Agricultural Labourer 297
Labourer 192
Domestic Servant 115
Dress Maker 96
General Servant 86
Cotton Weaver 80
Laundress 67
Carpenter 58
Annuitant 56
Servant 52
Farm Labourer 50
House Keeper 49
Gardener 41
Farm Servant 40
Straw Plaiter 35
No Occupation 34
Wife Of Above 31
Joiner 31
Cook 30
Coal Miner 30
Blacksmith 27
Clerk 26
Butcher 25
Tailor 25

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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