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The surname Fullmer was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced at Thetford in the 14th century. Thomas de Fulmer held a family seat in Essex in 1239. Fulmer is a village and civil parish in Buckinghamshire. The village dates back to 1198 when it was listed as Fugelmere.

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Fullmer has been recorded under many different variations, including Fulmer, Fulmerston, Fullmerston, Fullmaston, Fulmeston, Fullmeston, Fulmaston, Fulmerton and many more.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fullmer research. Another 193 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1455, 1487, and 1560 are included under the topic Early Fullmer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


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For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Fullmer or a variant listed above:

Fullmer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Edward Fullmer, who arrived in Virginia in 1702
  • Jost Fullmer, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1747

Fullmer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Friedrich Fullmer, aged 34, landed in America in 1843

  • Gene Fullmer (1931-2015), former American middleweight boxer, World Champion
  • June Zimmerman Fullmer (1920-2000), American historian of Chemistry
  • John Solomon Fullmer (1807-1883), American politician and farmer from Pennsylvania
  • David Fullmer (1803-1879), American politician, church leader, and farmer from Pennsylvania
  • Don Fullmer (1939-2012), American boxer, brother of the Gene Fullmer
  • Lynda Fullmer, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 2012
  • Larry Fullmer, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Senator from Idaho, 1980
  • Jerry B. Fullmer, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1972
  • Brad Fullmer (b. 1975), American professional baseball player
  • Randy Fullmer (b. 1950), American BAFTA Film Award nominated special effects animator and film producer

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    Other References

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    4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    9. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
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    The Fullmer Family Crest was acquired from the archives. The Fullmer 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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