The Fowl Family dates to The Norman Conquest in 1066, when King William I invaded Saxon England. During King Richard's reign Ireland was invaded. The Fowls took The Dublin area for themselves. The Fowl Manor was constructed outside of Dublin and the line of The Fowls was started in Ireland. Since then, the Fowls have been involved in many illegal ventures.
The Fowl family also has been faithfully guarded by the Butler family of bodyguards for generations. The first Fowl to be protected by a Butler was Lord Hugo de Folé by Virgil Butler, as mentioned in Book 1.