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Type Surname (from occupation)
Pronounced Pron. pho-land(Old English) pho-lend(Old English)  [key]
Other Forms FormsFouller, Fowlar, Foulier

Meaning & History

Originally an English name, Foland is actually a variant of the name Fowler (as in bird-catcher). Most migrating to Ireland, other Fowlers/Folands first came to the Americas in 1622; John Fowler.
The 17th Century coat-of-arms is a blue and gold shield topped by a knight's helmet, decorated by golden lions, and the Motto is 'Sapiens qui vigilat', translated as 'He, who watches, is wise.'
Added 5/16/2014 by SilverWordSmith
Edited 5/16/2014 by SilverWordSmith