The Fulmore name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived in Kent
, where they took their name from some spot no longer known. However, the etymology of the name can be determined. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Old English roots fille,
which means full or fertile, and mere,
a word which meant lake.
Early Origins of the Fulmore family
The surname Fulmore was first found in Kent
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times at the manor of Herst, in the parish of Otterden, since the rteign of Edward II." CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.
Early History of the Fulmore family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fulmore research.Another 227 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1632, 1688, 1588, 1653, 1622, 1676, 1657, 1707, 1648, 1720, 1689, 1683 and 1755 are included under the topic Early Fulmore History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Fulmore Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Fulmore has undergone many spelling variations
, including Fillmore, Filmore, Filmer, Filmere, Filmour and others.
Early Notables of the Fulmore family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Henry Filmer, a 16th-century English Protestant martyr, one of the Windsor Martyrs, during the reign of Henry VIII; William Fulman (1632-1688), an English antiquary; Sir Robert Filmer (c.
1588-1653), an English political theorist who defended the divine right of kings; Sir Robert... Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fulmore Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Fulmore family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. 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 Fulmore were among those contributors: John Filmer who settled in Virginia in 1623; Louise Filmer settled in Texas in 1859.