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The Fullwood surname is a habitational name derived either of the places named Fulwood in Nottinghamshire and Lancashire. These place names come in turn from the Old English words "ful," meaning "dirty," or "muddy," and "wudu," meaning "a wood."

Fullwood Early Origins



The surname Fullwood was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor in the West Riding. 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 in the year 1326 when Adam de Foulewode held estates.

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Fullwood Spelling Variations


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Fullwood 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 Fullwood family name include Fulwood, Fullwood, Foulwood, Fullward, Fulward and others.

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Fullwood Early History


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Fullwood Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fullwood research. Another 255 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1455, 1487, 1606, 1693 and 1660 are included under the topic Early Fullwood History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fullwood Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fullwood Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 23 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fullwood Notables 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, 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. Early immigrants bearing the Fullwood surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Fullwood Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • George Fullwood, who settled in Barbados in 1635
  • George Fullwood, aged 19, who arrived in Barbados in 1635 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Fullwood, who setted in New York in 1637

Fullwood Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Thomas Fullwood, who died en route to America in 1725

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fullwood (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fullwood (post 1700)



  • Reggie Fullwood (b. 1975), American politician, Member of the Florida House of Representatives (2012-)
  • Brent Lanard Fullwood (b. 1963), American former NFL professional football player
  • Charles E. Fullwood, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, 1934-50 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • James Fullwood (1911-1981), English professional footballer from Ilkeston, England, active 1934 to 1939
  • Albert Henry Fullwood (1863-1930), English-born, Australian official war artist to the 5th Division in the First World War
  • Walter Fullwood (1907-1988), English cricketer who played for Derbyshire in 1946
  • George Fully Fullwood, Jamaican musician, one of the most popular and well-known bass players in the world who has worked and recorded with every major artist out of Jamaica
  • John Fullwood (b. 1883), British artist

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Citations


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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  2. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  5. 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.
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
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The Fullwood Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fullwood 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.

This page was last modified on 12 January 2016 at 13:49.

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