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 2,967
Agricultural Labourer 260
Labourer 160
Dress Maker 145
General Labourer 142
Domestic Servant 134
Cotton Weaver 111
Laundress 99
General Servant 97
Annuitant 87
Coal Miner 86
Carpenter 63
Farm Labourer 62
House Keeper 53
General Servant Domestic 48
Charwoman 40
Servant 40
Joiner 39
No Occupation 36
Farmers Son 34
Gardener 33
Clerk 31
Farmers Wife 30
None 29
Tailoress 27

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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