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Early Origins of the Fallins family

The surname Fallins was first found in Middlesex at Fulham, a parish, in the union of Kensington, Kensington division of the hundred of Ossulstone. "Fulham is a spot of considerable antiquity: the Danes, on their invasion of England, fixed their head-quarters here, in 879; and, after wintering in the place, set sail for Flanders in the spring." [1]

This ancient Saxon parish was first listed as Fulanham (c. 705) and then later as Fuleham in the Domesday Book of 1086. [2] Literally the place name means "land in a river-bend of a man called Fulla" from the Old English personal name + "hamm." [3]

Conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Fulham, held by Fulcred who held the lands from the Bishop of London and who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.

Early History of the Fallins family

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Fallins Spelling Variations

Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Fullem, Fullam, Fulham and others.

Early Notables of the Fallins family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Richard Pulham, English Master of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University (1393-1412.) Edward Fulham D.D. (died 1694), English White's Professor of Moral Philosophy, Oxford University from 1633 and a Canon of Windsor from 1660 to 1694. George Fulham, D.D. (1660-1702) was an English...
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Ireland Migration of the Fallins family to Ireland

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Migration of the Fallins family

Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Fallins or a variant listed above: Anthony Fulgham, who settled in Virginia in 1664; Francis Fullam, who settled in New England in 1684; John Fulham, who arrived in Carolina in 1703; Peter Fulham, who was on record in Philadelphia in 1743.

  1. Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4) on Facebook