Log in  | Not a member? Register
UK election will cancel Brexit...?

118,040 FOWLER members around the world

Keep me informed as to FOWLER Family online & offline events

FOWLER points found: 81

FOWLER Family History

This interesting surname is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and is from an occupational name for a bird-catcher or hunter of wild birds. In the medieval period a fowler would have been an important position, and all major houses would have employed one. The derivation is from the Olde English pre 7th Century "fugelere", hunter of wild birds. Job-descriptive surnames originally denoted the actual occupation of the namebearer, and later became hereditary. There are several namebearers listed in the "Dictionary of National Biography", many being men of the church, the others tending towards innovation, such as John Fowler (1826 - 1864), who invented the steam plough,in 1858 he received a prize from the Royal Agricultural Society for his steam cultivator, and William Fowler (1761 - 1832), an artist, who was said to have introduced lead lines in representing coloured glass...

The FOWLER Family Message Board

Leave a message for FOWLER family members.

  • Find your FOWLER ancestor
  • Tell us about your FOWLER Family
  • Ask a question about the FOWLER history
  • Tell us about your FOWLER ancestors

Invite more FOWLER family members!

Click 'Invite' to connect with more members of the FOWLER tribe.

Log in or Register to invite others
Family Coat of Arms Generator

Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?

Create Crest