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Fulp Name Meaning

Perhaps an Americanized spelling of German Falb or of Pfülb, a metonymic occupational name for an upholsterer or cushion maker, or a nickname for a soft person. Compare Fulfer. Alternatively, possibly a variant of Dutch or English Phillip.

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


Similar surnames: Tulp, Culp, Felt, Puls, Full, Kulp, Fulps, Fulk, Delp, Funt

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Where is the Fulp family from?

You can see how Fulp families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fulp family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Fulp families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 15 Fulp families living in North Carolina. This was about 88% of all the recorded Fulp's in the USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Fulp families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Fulp surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Fulp ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Fulp. 35% of Fulp men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Fulp women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fulp were Truck Driver and Looper.

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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
    35%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Farming
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Seamstress
    10%
  • Looper
    7%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Fulp. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fulp 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 184 immigration records available for the last name Fulp. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Fulp. For the veterans among your Fulp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fulp lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Fulp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Fulp in 1940 was 30, and 76 in 2004.

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