Fulthrop History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Fulthrop family
The surname Fulthrop was first found in Durham 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 in the 13th century when they held estates in that county.
Important Dates for the Fulthrop family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fulthrop research. Another 130 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1153, 1168, 1171, 1397, 1540, 1455, 1487 and 1388 are included under the topic Early Fulthrop History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Fulthrop Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Fulthrop has appeared include Fulthorp, Fullthorp, Foulthorpe, Fullthrop, Fulthrop, Fulthrup, Fullthrup, Fullthrupp, Fowlsthorp, Fowlthorp, Fowlesthrop, Fowlesthrup, Fowlesthrupp, Fowlethorpe, Fowlethrup and many more.
Early Notables of the Fulthrop family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Roger de Fulthorp who was involved in a dispute in Scotland between Henry Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland and William Douglas, 1st Earl of Douglas respecting the custody of the marches of the Kingdom of England near Scotland in...
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Migration of the Fulthrop family
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Fulthrop arrived in North America very early: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..