Fuller Family History

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Fuller Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a dresser of cloth, Old English fullere (from Latin fullo, with the addition of the English agent suffix). The Middle English successor of this word had also been reinforced by Old French fouleor, foleur, of similar origin. The work of the fuller was to scour and thicken the raw cloth by beating and trampling it in water. This surname is found mostly in southeast England and East Anglia. See also Tucker and Walker. In a few cases the name may be of German origin with the same form and meaning as 1 (from Latin fullare). Americanized version of French Fournier.

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


Similar surnames: Buller, Huller, Puller, Feller, Fullen, Filer, Faller, Filler, Cutler

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Fuller Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Fuller name?

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

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  • England & Wales

    52%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    18%

  • Germanic Europe

    7%

  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples

    3%

  • Norway

    3%

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Fuller Family Origin

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Fuller Family Occupations

What did your Fuller ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fuller. A less common occupation for the Fuller family was Carpenter. The most common Fuller occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 9% of Fuller's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    9%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Carpenter

    2%

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Fuller Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 840,000 census records available for the last name Fuller. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fullercensus 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 57,000 immigration records available for the last name Fuller. 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 131,000 military records available for the last name Fuller. For the veterans among your Fuller ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fuller Life Expectancy

What is the average Fuller lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Fuller life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Fuller in 1941 was 45, and 73 in 2004.

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