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 2,214
General Labourer 202
Agricultural Labourer 189
Living On Own Means 129
Dress Maker 127
Labourer 116
Cotton Weaver 115
Domestic Servant 112
Coal Miner 111
Living On Her Own Means 110
Farmer 96
Farm Labourer 80
General Servant 80
General Servant Domestic 78
Laundress 78
Carpenter 53
House Keeper 48
Clerk 45
Butcher 43
Tailoress 43
Tailor 38
Joiner 36
Gardener 36
Farm Servant 35
Painter 34

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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