The many generations and branches of the Fulo family can all place the origins of their surname with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name reveals that an early member worked as a person who worked as a fuller. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
During medieval times the work of the fuller was to wash yardage, by scouring and thickening the cloth for the purpose of pre-shrinking. The fuller would do this by beating and trampling the raw cloth while it was soaking in the water.
Early Origins of the Fulo family
The surname Fulo was first found in The Assize Rolls of Yorkshire
, where Roger Fuler was listed there in 1219. As an occupational
name, widespread listings in various counties and shires are to be expected. From this first listing, we found Reginald fullere in Suffolk
in 1221, William le Fulur in the Assize Rolls of Warwickshire
in 1221 and Simon le Voller in Oxfordshire
in 1316. The author notes that the name was chiefly found in "southern and eastern England
and that the French form 'fuller' occurs in the whole of England." CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list Gilbert le Fuller in Hertfordshire and Ambrose le Fullur in Shropshire. CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Years later and much further to the north in Scotland, Andrew Fullo was a tenant in Mikilbrekauch, and John Fullo was a tenant in Balgirdane, 1376. Thomas Fullo was burgees of Edinburgh in 1386. CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
The famed Alfred Carl Fuller (1885-1973), the original "Fuller Brush Man," was born in Welsford, Kings County, Nova Scotia, Canada and moved to Boston, Massachusetts in 1903 at the age of 18. Three years later he started the Fuller Brush Company in Hartford, Connecticut.
Early History of the Fulo family
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Fulo Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Fulo were recorded, including Fuller, Fullere, Fullar, Fullo and others.
Early Notables of the Fulo family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Samuel Fuller (baptized 1580-1633), an English doctor and church deacon from Norfolk
who sailed about the Mayflower to colonize North America; William Fuller (c.
1580-1659), dean of Ely and later dean of Durham
, during the early 1640s he got into serious trouble with... Another 69 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fulo Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Fulo family to Ireland
Some of the Fulo family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 86 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Fulo family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Fulo family emigrate to North America: Edward Fuller who landed in Massachusetts in 1620; Alex Fuller settled in Virginia in 1643; with Alice; followed by Anne in 1670; Bartholomew Fuller settled in Maryland in 1733.