Fulton Family History

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Fulton Name Meaning

probably a reduced form of Fullerton. habitational name from a place in Roxburghshire, Scotland, so named from Old English fugol ‘bird’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Felton, Hulton, Moulton, Coulton, Upton, Luxton, Buxton, Dalton

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Fulton Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Fulton name?

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


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Fulton Family Origin

Where is the Fulton family from?

Fulton Family Occupations

What did your Fulton ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Annuitant


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Fulton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 232,000 census records available for the last name Fulton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fulton 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 29,000 immigration records available for the last name Fulton. 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 40,000 military records available for the last name Fulton. For the veterans among your Fulton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fulton Life Expectancy

What is the average Fulton lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Fulton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Fulton in 1941 was 28, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fulton

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