The surname Fullarton is of Scottish and Northern Irish origin. The name signifies ‘village of the bird catchers’. It was a habitational name from a place so named derived from the Old English ‘fuglere’, bird catcher and ‘tun’, settlement, enclosure. Bird catching was a common medieval occupation. The original name was Foulertoune, ‘hamlet of the fowler’. The Fullertons are a sept of the clan Stewart of Bute. The first of the family in Ireland was Fergus Fullerton who came from Scotland in the reign of James I. The first of the name on record is Alanus de Fowlertoun who founded a convent at Irvine in Ayrshire in the mid-twelfth century, a Scottish family trace their descent to this individual. There is a less secure claim to descent from Galfredus Fullerton, who was granted lands in Angus in the fourteenth century by Robert Ist and appointed by him to the position of hereditary royal fowler.One of the first fore fathers to bring this name to America is…
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