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Fuller Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a dresser of cloth from Middle English fuller ‘fuller of cloth’ (partly from Old English fullere partly from Old French fouleor foleur Latin fullo). Raw cloth had to be fulled i.e. scoured cleansed and thickened by beating or trampling it in water a process also known as walking or tucking hence the surnames Walker and Tucker alongside Fuller. These three terms and surnames are characteristic of different parts of England. In general in Middle English Fuller is southern and eastern while Walker belongs to the west and north and Tucker is southwestern. Compare Fullen . English: variant of Fullard with loss of -d. German (Füller): occupational name for a person whose work involved filling such as a dauber or a nickname for a gourmand or glutton. Compare Filler . Altered form of French Forest and Fournier .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Fuller family from?

You can see how Fuller families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fuller family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fuller families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 2,960 Fuller families living in London. This was about 24% of all the recorded Fuller's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Fuller families in 1891.
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What did your Fuller ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Fuller. 7% of Fuller men worked as a General Labourer and 67% of Fuller women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fuller were Builders Labourer and Private Means. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Gardener
  • Incapacitated
  • Builders Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Private Means
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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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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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