Fullerton Family History

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Fullerton Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: habitational name from a place so called from Old English fuglere ‘bird-catcher’ (see Fowler) + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. There is a place with this spelling in Hampshire, but the surname derives chiefly if not exclusively from Fullarton in Ayrshire, Scotland.

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

Similar surnames: Allerton, Fulton, Summerton, Yelverton, Alderton, Burton, Overton

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Fullerton Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Fullerton name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Fullerton. 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


  • France


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Fullerton Family Origin

Where is the Fullerton family from?

Fullerton Family Occupations

What did your Fullerton ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Fullerton occupation in the UK was Annuitant. 4% of Fullerton's were Annuitants. Annuitant, Coal Miner and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fullerton. A less common occupation for the Fullerton family was Labourer.

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  • Annuitant

  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Labourer


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

Fullerton Historical Records

What Fullerton family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 82,000 census records available for the last name Fullerton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fullerton 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 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Fullerton. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Fullerton. For the veterans among your Fullerton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fullerton Life Expectancy

What is the average Fullerton lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Fullerton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Fullerton in 1943 was 57, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fullerton 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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