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The FULLER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 106,682 256 0.040 396
United States (1880 census) 33,173 155 0.066 663
Change since 1880 +73509 -101 -0.026 -267
Other Countries
Australia 5,705 239 0.035 349
United Kingdom 16,161 352 0.035 352
Top States for FULLER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 8,416 288 0.040 404
California 7,496 428 0.022 221
New York 6,066 233 0.032 320
Florida 5,947 291 0.037 372
Georgia 5,289 171 0.065 646
Top States for FULLER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Alabama 4,453 124 0.100 1,001
Vermont 537 95 0.088 882
Maine 889 248 0.070 697
South Carolina 2,702 206 0.067 673
Georgia 5,289 171 0.065 646


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called FULLER live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called FULLER represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called FULLER in Texas than any other state, but you are more likely to find a FULLER by picking someone at random in Alabama than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of FULLER

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Occupational Name

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the FULLER surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the FULLER surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of FULLER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Native American/Alaskan 619 0.58
Asian/Pacific 491 0.46
White (Caucasian) 80,577 75.53
Black/African American 21,752 20.39
Mixed Race 1,750 1.64
White (Hispanic) 1,504 1.41

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the FULLER surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of FULLER in historical publications

FULLER. One who thickens and whitens cloth. The H.E. forms of the name are Le Fuller and Le Fullere, and the latinization Fullo.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to FULLER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as FULLER.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for FULLER

The following words are slight variants of FULLER that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.