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Fullerton Surname Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: habitational name from Fullarton in Dundonald (Ayrshire) or Fullerton in Maryton (Angus).

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


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

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Where is the Fullerton family from?

You can see how Fullerton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fullerton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fullerton families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 108 Fullerton families living in London. This was about 16% of all the recorded Fullerton's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Fullerton families in 1891.
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What did your Fullerton 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 Fullerton. 25% of Fullerton men worked as a General Labourer and 76% of Fullerton women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fullerton were Retired and Household Duties (unpaid). .

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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
    25%
  • Builders Labourer
    16%
  • Medical Practitioner
    10%
  • Retired
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    76%
  • Housewife
    4%
  • Private Means
    3%
  • Household Duties (unpaid)
    3%
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Passenger Lists

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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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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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