||Fulbert (Falaise) de Falaise was a member of aristocracy in Europe.|
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WikiTree | 26 Mar 2014 -- Recent scholarship discounts Fulbert as a tanner. This is based on examination of the original source, the context of Duke William's mockery, and the Latin and French words later chroniclers had trouble translating.
The earliest accounts of Fulbert's daughter, Herleva, come from Orderic Vitalis. They were not written down until 80 years after she met Robert the Magnificent. It was only through Wace and Benoit in the 12th century, and later 17th century writings, that she became known as a the daughter of tanner.
In fact, Fulbert was probably a mortician. He is described as, "a person who laid out corpses," and "might have embalmed bodies." As Chamberlain of the ducal court, this was one of Fulbert's duties, and most likely the backdrop of the heckling which resulted in Duke William's bloody retribution.
Citations and Notes 2014 and 15 Jun 2016
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"Cawley (2006), lists Fulbert de Falaise and Doda (Duwa) UNKNOWN, as the parents of Herlave (living 1049)."
"Note that Cawley (2006), terminates Herlave's pedigree with Fulbert, with nothing more known."
"Baldwin (2006), does not identify parents for Herleve."
Wikipedia -- "tanner, based on translations of Orderic's additions to the Gesta Normannorum Ducum...." One later poetic source interpreted the occupation to be that of tailor, but in part due to flawed transcripts of the origina..."  .... literal reading ... Herleva's family had been undertakers or embalmers."
Orderic ... added to the Gesta that Fulbert served as the Duke's chamberlain (cubicularii ducis)." 
Wikipedia -- "Fulbert of Falaise (fl. 11th century) ... father of Herleva ... Walter of Falaise named by Orderic Vitalis is likely a son."
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