Pulliam History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Pulliam family

The surname Pulliam was first found in Middlesex at Fulham, a parish, in the union of Kensington, Kensington division of the hundred of Ossulstone. "Fulham is a spot of considerable antiquity: the Danes, on their invasion of England, fixed their head-quarters here, in 879; and, after wintering in the place, set sail for Flanders in the spring." [1]

This ancient Saxon parish was first listed as Fulanham (c. 705) and then later as Fuleham in the Domesday Book of 1086. [2] Literally the place name means "land in a river-bend of a man called Fulla" from the Old English personal name + "hamm." [3]

Conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Fulham, held by Fulcred who held the lands from the Bishop of London and who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.

Early History of the Pulliam family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Pulliam research. Another 51 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1651, 1750, 1799, 1393, 1412, 1294 and 1519 are included under the topic Early Pulliam History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Pulliam Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Pulliam include Fullem, Fullam, Fulham and others.

Early Notables of the Pulliam family (pre 1700)

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Pulliam Ranking

In the United States, the name Pulliam is the 2,232nd most popular surname with an estimated 14,922 people with that name. [4]

Ireland Migration of the Pulliam family to Ireland

Some of the Pulliam family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 90 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Pulliam migration to the United States +

In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Pulliams to arrive on North American shores:

Pulliam Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Edward Pulliam, who arrived in Virginia in 1636 [5]
Pulliam Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Eliza Pulliam, who landed in Virginia in 1714 [5]
Pulliam Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Felice Pulliam, aged 2, who immigrated to the United States, in 1906
  • Mrs W E Pulliam, aged 21, who immigrated to America, in 1906
  • Henrietta Pulliam, aged 25, who immigrated to the United States, in 1909
  • Carl Pulliam, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1911
  • W. E. Pulliam, who immigrated to the United States, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Pulliam (post 1700) +

  • Adolphus "Dolph" Pulliam (b. 1946), former American basketball player
  • Nicole Pulliam, American actress
  • James A. Pulliam, American politician, 19th Lieutenant Governor of Colorado (1917 to 1919)
  • Keshia Knight Pulliam (b. 1979), Jamaican-born, American Emmy nominated actress
  • Myrta Jane Pulliam (b. 1947), American Pulitzer Prize winning journalist
  • Harry Clay Pulliam (1865-1909), American baseball executive
  • Eugene Collins Pulliam (1889-1975), American newspaper publisher and businessman
  • Eugene Collins Pulliam (1889-1975), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1952, 1956 [6]
  • Bruce Pulliam, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for North Carolina, 1992 [6]
  • Barnett Pulliam, American politician, Member of North Carolina House of Commons from Granville County, 1804 [6]
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  4. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  5. ^ 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)
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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