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Origins Available: English, Irish


Fuller is a name that was formed by the Anglo-Saxon society of old Britain. The name was thought to have been used for someone who once worked as a person who worked as a fuller. During medieval times the work of the fuller was to wash yardage, by scouring and thickening the cloth for the purpose of pre-shrinking. The fuller would do this by beating and trampling the raw cloth while it was soaking in the water.

Fuller Early Origins



The surname Fuller was first found in Herefordshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Fuller Spelling Variations


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Fuller Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Fuller include Fuller, Fullere, Fullar, Fullo and others.

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Fuller Early History


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Fuller Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fuller research. Another 199 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1376, 1386, 1580, 1633, 1580, 1659, 1640, 1606, 1672, 1608, 1675, 1660, 1663, 1667, 1608, 1661, 1635, 1700, 1637, 1701, 1654, 1734, 1583 and 1680 are included under the topic Early Fuller History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fuller Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fuller Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include Samuel Fuller (baptized 1580-1633), an English doctor and church deacon from Norfolk who sailed about the Mayflower to colonize North America; William Fuller ( c. 1580-1659), dean of Ely and later dean of Durham, during the early 1640s he got into serious trouble with...

Another 69 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fuller Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fuller In Ireland


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Fuller In Ireland



Some of the Fuller family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 93 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Fuller were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Fuller Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edward Fuller who landed in Massachusetts in 1620
  • Ann Fuller, who landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620
  • Anna Fuller, who arrived in America in 1620
  • Samual Fuller, who landed in Massachusetts in 1620
  • Samuel Fuller, who arrived in America in 1620
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fuller Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Bartholomew Fuller settled in Maryland in 1733
  • George Fuller, who landed in America in 1740
  • Elisabeth Fuller, who landed in America in 1772

Fuller Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Lucy Fuller, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811
  • Anthy Fuller, who arrived in America in 1823
  • William Fuller, who landed in America in 1823
  • James Cummings Fuller, who landed in New York in 1834
  • Franklin Fuller, who landed in Texas in 1835
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fuller Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • George Fuller, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749

Fuller Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • David Fuller, who landed in Canada in 1831
  • Asa Fuller, who landed in Canada in 1840
  • G Fuller, who arrived in Victoria, British Columbia in 1862
  • S W Fuller, who arrived in Victoria, British Columbia in 1862

Fuller Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Edward Fuller, a wheelwright, arrived in Van Diemenís Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Benjamin Fuller a carpenter, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1837 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm
  • Jane Fuller arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1837 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm
  • Thomas Fuller, English convict from Kent, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
  • Edward Fuller, aged 32, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Isabella Watson" in 1845 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The ISABELLA WATSON 1845. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1845IsabellaWatson.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fuller Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • J Fuller landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1841 aboard the ship Mandarin
  • John Fuller, aged 37, a farmer, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Mary Ann" in 1842
  • Ann Fuller, aged 40, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Mary Ann" in 1842
  • Elijah Fuller, aged 11, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Mary Ann" in 1842
  • John Fuller, aged 7, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Mary Ann" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fuller (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fuller (post 1700)



  • Richard Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller (1895-1983), American architect and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Brad Allen Fuller (1953-2016), American video game composer known for his work for Atari, specifically Marble Madness, Tetris and Blasteroids
  • Warren Fuller (1902-1995), American politician, Mayor of Euless, Texas, 1950-51
  • Brigadier-General Howard Ellsworth Fuller (1892-1975), American Member of the Secretary of War's Separation Board (1944-1945)
  • Major-General Horace Hayes Fuller (1886-1966), American Deputy Chief of Staff, South-East Asia Command (1944-1945)
  • Dolores Fuller (1923-2011), American actress and songwriter
  • Millard Dean Fuller (1935-2009), American founder and former president of Habitat for Humanity International and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Charles H. Fuller Jr. (b. 1939), American playwright awarded the 1982 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
  • Ruth Fuller, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1944
  • S. Ruth Fuller, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State Senate 15th District, 1998
  • ... (Another 171 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Fuller Historic Events


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Fuller Historic Events




Arrow Air Flight 1285

  • Mr. Paul Koerner Fuller (b. 1965), American Corporal from Portland, Oregon, USA who died in the crash of Arrow Air Flight 1285 on December 12, 1985 in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada

HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. John Albert Ernest Fuller (1901-1941), Australian Warrant Shipwright from Artarmon, New South Wales, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

Pan Am Flight 103 (Lockerbie)

  • James Ralph Fuller (1938-1988), American Corporate Vice President from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, America, who flew aboard the Pan Am Flight 103 from Frankfurt to Detroit, known as the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 and died

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Suggested Readings for the name Fuller


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Suggested Readings for the name Fuller



  • Fuller-Dunham Genealogy: From Edward Fuller of the Mayflower by Robert Wallace Dunham.
  • Fullers, Sissons, and Scotts, Our Yeoman Ancestors: 46 New England and New York Families by Carol Clark Johnson.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The ISABELLA WATSON 1845. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1845IsabellaWatson.htm

Other References

  1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  4. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
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The Fuller Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fuller 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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