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
Living On Own Means 241
General Labourer 143
Cotton Weaver 132
Dress Maker 124
Scholar 118
Farmer 103
General Servant Domestic 95
Cook Domestic 71
School 65
Domestic Servant 63
Agricultural Labourer 62
Carpenter 61
Housemaid Domestic 52
Laundress Wash 49
Ordinary Agricultural Labourer 43
House Painter 40
Tailoress 39
Charwoman 38
House Maid Domestic 37
Coal Miner Hewer 36
Dressmaker 33
House Keeper Domestic 33
At School 32
Draper Assistant 32
Butcher 31

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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