Type Surname (from nickname)
Pronounced Pron. faʊl(English) [key]
Other Forms FormsFowles, Fowlis, Fowell, Fugel, Fuggle, Vowell, Vowells, Gowle
This name is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and derives from the Old English pre 7th Century word fugol, "fowl", "bird", which was used as a byname and as a personal name. The medieval form of the word was the Middle English development foul, fowl(e), used as a continuation of the Old English personal name and also as a nickname for someone who in some way resembled a bird.