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
School 1,809
Private Means 190
Farm Labourer 150
General Labourer 133
General Servant (domestic) 122
Labourer 113
Farmer 103
Dressmaker 89
Cotton Weaver 87
Coal Miner Hewer 84
None 79
Domestic Servant 73
At Home 63
House Painter 59
Scholar 55
At School 54
Clerk 54
General Servant Domestic 53
Housekeeper 50
House Keeper 50
Laundress 47
Shop Assistant 47
Cook (domestic) 45
Dress Maker 43
Carpenter 38

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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