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Fulham Early Origins



The surname Fulham was first found in Middlesex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, 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.

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Fulham Spelling Variations


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Fulham Spelling Variations



A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Fullem, Fullam, Fulham and others.

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Fulham Early History


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Fulham Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fulham research. Another 107 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fulham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fulham Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fulham Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Fulham Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fulham In Ireland


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Fulham In Ireland



Some of the Fulham family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 179 words (13 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



Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Fulham or a variant listed above:

Fulham Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Fulham, who arrived in Virginia in 1622
  • William Fulham, who landed in Virginia in 1663

Fulham Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Fulham, who arrived in Carolina in 1703
  • Peter Fulham, who was on record in Philadelphia in 1743
  • Thomas Fulham, a bonded passenger who arrived in America in 1754
  • Edward Fulham, a bonded passenger who arrived in America in 1765

Fulham Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Arthur Fulham, aged 12, arrived in New York, NY in 1803
  • Patrick Fulham, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1856
  • Richard Fulham, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1879

Fulham Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Sigismd Fulham, who arrived in Quebec in 1784

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  5. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  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, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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The Fulham Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fulham 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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