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Fowler Family History

Fowler Name Meaning
English: occupational name for a bird-catcher (a common medieval occupation), Middle English fogelere, foulere (Old English fugelere, a derivative of fugol ‘bird’).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

4,633,373 Historical Documents with Fowler on Ancestry.com
1,008,923 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
117,323 Military Records
60,193 Immigration Records
742,194 Census and Voter Lists
2,704,740 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Fowler Families

  • Number of Fowler families
     525 - 1,048
     176 - 524
     1 - 175
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Fowler families
     1,266 - 2,529
     423 - 1,265
     1 - 422
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Fowler families
     162 - 322
     55 - 161
     1 - 54
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Fowler Family Origin

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Fowler Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Fowler

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Fowler Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Fowler census records

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Fowler Civil War Service Records

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