The name ‘Fowler’ originates from England. It is derived from the occupational name for a ‘bird-catcher’ (a common medieval occupation), from the Middle English word ‘fogelere’, ‘foulere’ (Old English ‘fugelere’, a derivative of ‘fugol’ meaning bird). Variant´s: ‘Fugler’, ‘Vowler’. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s have confirmed that the surname ‘Fowler’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 13th century were a ‘John the Foeglere’, from the County of Wiltshire, England, is recorded on the Hundred Rolls in 1273. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definately determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘Henry Fowler’, from the City of London, England. He emigrated to North America in 1652 and settled at Roxbury, Massachusetts, and afterwards bwcame a first settler of Providence, R.I., a Deputy to the General Assembly at Newport, in 1671.He was also a first patentee of Eastchester, New York, an… Coat of arms: Argent three coc…
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