James Fuller

Brief Life History of James

When James Fuller was born in 1837, in Keymer, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Fuller, was 23 and his mother, Sarah Henty, was 25. He married Louisa Maskell in 1858, in Sussex, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Ditchling, Sussex, England, United Kingdom in 1861 and Burgess Hill, Sussex, England, United Kingdom in 1871.

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James Fuller
Louisa Maskell
Marriage: 1858
Louisa Fuller
William Fuller
Annie Fuller
Edwin Fuller
Arthur Fuller
Harry William Fuller
Walter James Fuller
Albert Edward Fuller

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  • James Fuller in household of James Fuller, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • James Fuller, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • James Fuller in entry for Walter James Fuller, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"

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1854 · The Crimean War

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a dresser of cloth, from Middle English fuller ‘fuller of cloth’ (partly from Old English fullere, partly from Old French fouleor, foleur, Latin fullo). Raw cloth had to be fulled, i.e. scoured, cleansed, and thickened by beating or trampling it in water, a process also known as walking or tucking, hence the surnames Walker and Tucker alongside Fuller. These three terms and surnames are characteristic of different parts of England. In general, in Middle English, Fuller is southern and eastern, while Walker belongs to the west and north and Tucker is southwestern. Compare Fullen .

English: variant of Fullard with loss of -d.

German (Füller): occupational name for a person whose work involved filling, such as a dauber, or a nickname for a gourmand or glutton. Compare Filler .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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