Fulkerson Family History

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Fulkerson Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Volkertsen, a north German patronymic from Volkert.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Duerson, Elberson, Halverson, Gunnerson, Holverson, Gunderson

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Fulkerson Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Fulkerson name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Fulkerson. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Fulkerson Family Origin

Where is the Fulkerson family from?

Fulkerson Family Occupations

What did your Fulkerson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Fulkerson family was Farming. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fulkerson. The most common Fulkerson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 52% of Fulkerson's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farming


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Fulkerson ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Fulkerson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Fulkerson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fulkerson census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 875 immigration records available for the last name Fulkerson. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Fulkerson. For the veterans among your Fulkerson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fulkerson Life Expectancy

What is the average Fulkerson lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Fulkerson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Fulkerson in 1946 was 39, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fulkerson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fulkerson ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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