Fulmer Family History

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Fulmer Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Fulmer in Buckinghamshire or Fowlmere in Cambridgeshire, so named from Old English fugol ‘bird’ + mere ‘lake’. German: variant of Volkmar.

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

Similar surnames: Bulmer, Fullmer, Fuller, Colmer, Puller, Balmer, Wilmer, Filer

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Fulmer Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Fulmer name?

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


  • Italy


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Fulmer Family Origin

Where is the Fulmer family from?

Fulmer Family Occupations

What did your Fulmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Fulmer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Fulmer's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fulmer. A less common occupation for the Fulmer family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Fulmer ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Fulmer Historical Records

What Fulmer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 39,000 census records available for the last name Fulmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fulmer 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Fulmer. 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 Card

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Fulmer. For the veterans among your Fulmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fulmer Life Expectancy

What is the average Fulmer lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Fulmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Fulmer in 1943 was 43, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fulmer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fulmer ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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