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Where did the English Fullmer family come from? What is the English Fullmer family crest and coat of arms? When did the Fullmer family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Fullmer family history?

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The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Fullmer has been recorded under many different variations, including Fulmer, Fulmerston, Fullmerston, Fullmaston, Fulmeston, Fullmeston, Fulmaston, Fulmerton and many more.

First found in Norfolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced at Thetford in the 14th century. Thomas de Fulmer held a family seat in Essex in 1239. Fulmer is a village and civil parish in Buckinghamshire. The village dates back to 1198 when it was listed as Fugelmere.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fullmer research. Another 193 words(14 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, and 1560 are included under the topic Early Fullmer History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Fullmer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Fullmer or a variant listed above:

Fullmer Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • Edwd Fullmer, who arrived in Virginia in 1702
  • Jost Fullmer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1747

Fullmer Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Friedrich Fullmer, aged 34, landed in America in 1843

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  • Gene Fullmer (b. 1931), former American middleweight boxer
  • Randy Fullmer (b. 1950), American BAFTA Film Award nominated special effects animator and film producer
  • Brad Fullmer (b. 1975), American professional baseball player
  • Don Fullmer (1939-2012), American boxer, brother of the Gene Fullmer
  • David Fullmer (1803-1879), American politician, church leader, and farmer from Pennsylvania
  • John Solomon Fullmer (1807-1883), American politician and farmer from Pennsylvania
  • June Zimmerman Fullmer (1920-2000), American historian of Chemistry


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  6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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The Fullmer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fullmer Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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