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Fulkerson Name Meaning

Americanized form of North German Volkersen a patronymic from the personal name Volker .

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

Similar surnames: Duerson, Elberson, Halverson, Gunnerson, Holverson, Gunderson

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Where is the Fulkerson family from?

You can see how Fulkerson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fulkerson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fulkerson families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 30 Fulkerson families living in Kentucky. This was about 26% of all the recorded Fulkerson's in USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Fulkerson families in 1840.
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What did your Fulkerson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Fulkerson. 26% of Fulkerson men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Fulkerson women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fulkerson were Truck Driver and Clerk. .

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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 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Fulkerson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fulkerson census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 875 immigration records available for the last name Fulkerson. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Fulkerson. For the veterans among your Fulkerson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fulkerson lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Fulkerson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Fulkerson in 1946 was 39, and 76 in 2004.

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