The family name Fulere is one of the oldest Anglo-Saxon
names of Britain. It was originally a name for a person who worked as a person who worked as a fuller. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
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.
Early Origins of the Fulere family
The surname Fulere was first found in The Assize Rolls of Yorkshire
, where Roger Fuler was listed there in 1219. As an occupational
name, widespread listings in various counties and shires are to be expected. From this first listing, we found Reginald fullere in Suffolk
in 1221, William le Fulur in the Assize Rolls of Warwickshire
in 1221 and Simon le Voller in Oxfordshire
in 1316. The author notes that the name was chiefly found in "southern and eastern England
and that the French form 'fuller' occurs in the whole of England." CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list Gilbert le Fuller in Hertfordshire and Ambrose le Fullur in Shropshire. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Years later and much further to the north in Scotland, Andrew Fullo was a tenant in Mikilbrekauch, and John Fullo was a tenant in Balgirdane, 1376. Thomas Fullo was burgees of Edinburgh in 1386. CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
The famed Alfred Carl Fuller (1885-1973), the original "Fuller Brush Man," was born in Welsford, Kings County, Nova Scotia, Canada and moved to Boston, Massachusetts in 1903 at the age of 18. Three years later he started the Fuller Brush Company in Hartford, Connecticut.
Early History of the Fulere family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fulere research.Another 100 words (7 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 Fulere History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Fulere Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Fulere include Fuller, Fullere, Fullar, Fullo and others.
Early Notables of the Fulere family (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 Fulere Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Fulere family to Ireland
Some of the Fulere family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 52 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Fulere family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Edward Fuller who landed in Massachusetts in 1620; Alex Fuller settled in Virginia in 1643; with Alice; followed by Anne in 1670; Bartholomew Fuller settled in Maryland in 1733.