Fullagar History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Fullagar is one of the names carried to England in the great wave of migration from Normandy following the Norman Conquest in 1066. It is based on the Germanic personal name Fulcher. It is composed of the elements folk, which means people, and hari, which means army.

Early Origins of the Fullagar family

The surname Fullagar was first found in Lincolnshire and Derbyshire where they were granted lands about the time of William the Conqueror. Historically, the Fulchers were known as the Champions of Burgundy and records were found of the name spelt Fulchere in Normandy (1180-1195). [1] The name could have also been derived from the Ango-Saxon word "folgere", in other words a follower, an attendant, a free-man who did not have a house of his own. [2]

Important Dates for the Fullagar family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fullagar research. Another 168 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1170, 1273, 1284, 1272, 1307, 1379, 1737, 1803, 1795, 1855, 1830, 1893, 1617 and 1690 are included under the topic Early Fullagar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Fullagar Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Fullagar have been found, including Fulcher, Fulger, Fulker, Fucher, Fullager, Folker, Foucar, Foulger, Futcher, Folger, Fugler, Fuche, Fuge, Fuidge, Fudge, Foutch and many more.

Early Notables of the Fullagar family (pre 1700)

Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Walter Fulcher of Lincolnshire, Thomas Fulcher (1737-1803), a British architect, George Williams Fulcher (1795-1855), a well-known poet, and John...
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Migration of the Fullagar family to Ireland

Some of the Fullagar family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 33 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Fullagar migration to the United States

For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Fullagar were among those contributors:

Fullagar Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • S.H. Fullagar, aged 27, who landed in America, in 1896
Fullagar Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Harry Fullagar, aged 29, who landed in America, in 1919

Fullagar migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fullagar Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Lewis N. Fullagar, aged 40, who settled in Victoria, Canada, in 1908
  • Sigrid Fullagar, aged 36, who settled in Victoria, Canada, in 1908

Contemporary Notables of the name Fullagar (post 1700)

  • Sir Wilfred Kelsham Fullagar KBE, KC (1892-1961), Australian judge on the High Court of Australia

Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
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