Fulton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Fulton family

The surname Fulton was first found in Roxburghshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Important Dates for the Fulton family

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Fulton Spelling Variations

Although the name, Fulton, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Fulton, Ffulton, Fullton and others.

Early Notables of the Fulton family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Fulton family to Ireland

Some of the Fulton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Fulton migration to the United States

Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Fulton family name Fulton, or who bore a variation of the surname were

Fulton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Gowen Fulton, who landed in New England in 1730 [1]
  • Philip Fulton, aged 37, who arrived in New York in 1760 [1]
  • John Fulton, who landed in America in 1795 [1]
  • Andrew Fulton, who arrived in Kentucky in 1797 [1]
Fulton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Alexander Fulton, who arrived in Maryland in 1803 [1]
  • Alexander Fulton, aged 34, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1803 [1]
  • Nancy Fulton, aged 31, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1804 [1]
  • Thomas Fulton, who landed in America in 1805 [1]
  • James Fulton, who landed in America in 1805 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fulton migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fulton Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Samuel Fulton, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • James Fulton, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1775
  • John Fulton, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1775
  • Capt. James Fulton U.E., "Fullton" (b. 1759) born in Londonderry, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA from Londonderry, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1784 he served in Governor Wentworth's Volunteers from 1777 -1781 then King's American Dragoons from 1781-1783 he die din 1829, married to Mary 1783 they had 4 children [2]
  • Mr. Robert Fulton U.E. who settled in New Brunswick c. 1784 member of the Cape Ann Association [2]
Fulton Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Ann Fulton, aged 14, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Salus" in 1833
  • Ann Fulton, aged 18, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Protector" in 1834
  • Mary Fulton, aged 26, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Protector" in 1834
  • Ann Fulton, aged 18, a spinster, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Protector" in 1834
  • Mary Fulton, aged 26, a spinster, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Protector" in 1834
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fulton migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Fulton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Fulton, aged 27, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1860 aboard the ship "Grand Trianon"

Fulton migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Fulton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mrs. Barbary Fulton, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Gwalior" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 14th June 1852 [3]
  • Miss Catherine Fulton, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Gwalior" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 14th June 1852 [3]
  • Miss Isabella Fulton, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Gwalior" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 14th June 1852 [3]
  • Miss Agnes Fulton, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Gwalior" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 14th June 1852 [3]
  • Miss Mary Ann Fulton, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Gwalior" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 14th June 1852 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Fulton (post 1700)

  • Brigadier-General Walter Scott Fulton (1879-1959), American Commanding General, Fort Benning, Georgia (1942-1944) [4]
  • William Edgar Fulton (b. 1939), American mathematician awarded the Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement in 2010
  • Alexander Fulton, American, the founder of the Iowa State Agricultural Society
  • Robert Fulton (1765-1815), American engineer and artist; while he did not invent the steamboat, he did design and build the first commercially successful one
  • Charles Britton Fulton (1910-1996), American lawyer and United States federal judge
  • David Paul Fulton (b. 1971), former English cricketer
  • Margaret Isobel Fulton OAM (1924-2019), Scottish-born, Australian food and cooking writer, journalist, author and commentator
  • Lieutenant General Sir Robert Henry Gervase Fulton KBE (b. 1948), British former Royal Marines officer who served as Governor of Gibraltar
  • Edmund Davie Fulton PC OC QC (1916-2000), Canadian Rhodes Scholar, politician and judge on the British Columbia Supreme Court
  • Brigadier Fraser Fowler Fulton (1905-1977), Colonel General Staff, Staff Duties (Weapons), Canadian Military Headquarters, England (1943-1945) [5]
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Fulton family

HMS Prince of Wales
  • Mr. Leslie Joseph Milne Fulton, British Able Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died in the sinking [6]
RMS Lusitania
  • Mr. John Napier Fulton, Canadian 2nd Class passenger from Montréal, Quebec, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [7]
USS Arizona
  • Mr. Robert Wilson Fulton, American Aviation Metalsmith (Aircraft Launching, Landing and handling operations) from Missouri, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [8]

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Citations

  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. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  4. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2012, March 5) Walter Fulton. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Fulton/Walter_Scott/USA.html
  5. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, September 15) Fraser Fulton. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Fulton/Fraser_Fowler/Canada.html
  6. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html
  7. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 7) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
  8. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html
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