The name Fulers is from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name was given to a person who was 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 Fulers family
The surname Fulers 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 Fulers family
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Fulers Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Fulers family name include Fuller, Fullere, Fullar, Fullo and others.
Early Notables of the Fulers 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 Fulers Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Fulers family to Ireland
Some of the Fulers family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Fulers family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name Fulers or a variant listed above: 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.