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Fullam Early Origins



The surname Fullam 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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Fullam Spelling Variations


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Fullam Spelling Variations



Endless spelling variations are a prevailing characteristic of Norman surnames. Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules, and the introduction of Norman French added an unfamiliar ingredient to the English linguistic stew. French and Latin, the languages of the court, also influenced spellings. Finally, Medieval scribes generally spelled words according to how they sounded, so one person was often referred to by different spellings in different documents. The name has been spelled Fullem, Fullam, Fulham and others.

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Fullam Early History


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Fullam Early History



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

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Fullam Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fullam Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Fullam In Ireland


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Fullam In Ireland



Some of the Fullam 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



To escape the political and religious persecution within England at the time, many English families left for the various British colonies abroad. The voyage was extremely difficult, though, and the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving. But for those who made it, the trip was most often worth it. Many of the families who arrived went on to make valuable contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families reveals a number of immigrants bearing the name Fullam or a variant listed above:

Fullam Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Francis Fullam, who settled in New England in 1684

Fullam Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Ann Fullam, who landed in New York, NY in 1811
  • James Fullam, who landed in New York, NY in 1811
  • Luke Fullam, who naturalized in Georgia in 1831

Fullam Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Fullam, aged 21, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Aliquis"
  • Mary Fullam, aged 19, a dairymaid, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Aliquis"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fullam (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fullam (post 1700)



  • Everett Leslie "Terry" Fullam (1930-2014), American priest, biblical scholar, and teacher
  • William Fullam (1855-1926), American Admiral, eponym of the USS Fullam, a Fletcher-class destroyer in the United States Navy during World War II
  • Johnny Fullam (1940-2015), Irish footballer who played from 1958 to 1980 including for the Republic of Ireland National Team (1960-1969)
  • Bob Fullam, one of the best-known Irish footballers

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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. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  6. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  9. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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The Fullam Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fullam 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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