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Fulton Family History

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

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Name Distribution of Fulton Families

  • Number of Fulton families
     314 - 625
     105 - 313
     1 - 104
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Fulton families
     118 - 234
     40 - 117
     1 - 39
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Fulton families
     518 - 1,033
     173 - 517
     1 - 172
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Fulton Family Origin

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Fulton Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Fulton

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Fulton Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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