Fuller Name Study

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Date: 8 Jun 2018
Surname/tag: Fuller
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Please note: this One Name Study isn't very old and we still have a lot to figure out. Please be patient. Please help.



This group is intended for those who are Fullers by adoption or natural descent, and the relatives, descendants, and friends of those Fullers. Anyone else researching the history of the Fullers is also welcome. We're open to all people of goodwill.

The freespace page for this project is: Space:Fuller_Name_Study

Please post questions to G2G and tag it Fuller - or contact one of the leaders through private message.


To collaboratively promote, advance, and improve the genealogical and historical research available on WikiTree about all persons who have inherited or adopted the surname Fuller.


All goals apply to each individual profile within the scope of our above Mission.
  1. To merge all duplicate profiles into the final lowest profile ID number. See Merging.
  2. To find and properly cite sources for all unsourced profiles. See Sources
  3. To establish the correct and documented identities of parents.
  4. To write comprehensive, well-sourced biographies in proper WikiTree style, eliminating clutter caused by importing data from other genealogy websites or by imitating their style. See Biographies.
  5. To properly categorize every open profile.
  6. To connect as many family branches to each other as possible, and to connect all branches to the One Family Tree of WikiTree.

How to Join

We are aware that this process is complex - we want to establish a real community around this study and to actively work together toward common goals.
  • Request to be on the trusted list.
  • Once on the trusted list, add your name to the list of Participants along with a brief description. Directions provided in Members below.
  • Follow the Fuller tag link.
  • Add the appropriate Fuller Name Study member subcategory to your own profile. Further down this page is a section entitled Member Sub-Categories'. Choose your level of participation in this name study by entering the category for either a Participant or a Leader.

After You Join

Fuller Name Study Members

New members should add themselves to one of the Members subsections below, and write a brief summary of their interests, specialties, and/or areas of focus as it relates to the Fuller Name Study. Be sure that your name is entered after an * as a link to your WikiTree profile.


Members who are not currently leading some aspect of the Fuller Name Study. Participants, Fuller Name Study

Please add main focus and future tasks after your name:

  • Albertus Jung - seeking to find out who the parents (and earlier forefathers) are of James L. Fuller, born abt 1818 in NY. He is my 2nd Great-Grandfather.


Members who are currently leading some aspect of the Fuller Name Study. Leaders should state their type(s) of leadership role(s). Leaders, Fuller Name Study

  • Thomas Fuller Jr. - Founder and Project Manager; main focus: Fullers from Michigan and New York.
  • Katie Fuller - main focus: Fullers from south-east England.

Member Task List

  • Get at least 10 people to join the study, following the "How to Join" instructions.
  • Have co-leaders for the overall study and for specific areas.
  • Define future task items.

Fuller Name Study Categories

  • All active members of the Fuller Name Study should have a Member Subcategory, regardless of whether they were Fullers at birth.
  • The Fuller Name Study Geographic and Family Lines subcategories should be used in accordance with the guidelines set forth below.
  • All other Fuller Name Study subcategories may be added, when appropriate, to any profile of any person with the surname Fuller in the Last Name at Birth field, so long as that profile is not unlisted.
  • The highest Fuller Name Study category is: Category:Fuller_Name_Study

Location of Birth Sub-Categories

  • The Fuller Name Study geographic sub-categories are used for a known or reasonably suspected location of birth for the earliest known progenitor of a Fuller Line (see the Fuller Lines section, below). A person may live in or visit many different places, but they were only born in one place. An important objective of the Fuller Name Study is to trace the origins of Fullers, so we use the geographic origin of each person when categorizing profiles by geographic places.
  • This is how to format a Fuller Name Study geographic subcategory: [[Category: Michigan, Fuller Name Study]]
  • This is how to add a Fuller Name Study template: {{One Name Study|name=Fuller|category=Michigan, Fuller Name Study}}
  • If the location of birth is not known, please use a known higher-level location of birth or the earliest known location.
  • If a new top-level nation needs to be added, please contact the Fuller Name Study project manager Thomas Fuller Jr..
  • List of Birth Sub-Categories

Fuller Lines Sub-Categories

(This area is under construction. 19 Nov 2018): Adding Fuller Lines Adding Family Lines

Family Lines, Fuller Name Study

Member Sub-Categories

Members, Fuller Name Study New members should add a member subcategory to their own profile.


Members who are not currently leading some aspect of the Fuller Name Study should add this category to their profile: [[Category: Participants, Fuller Name Study]].


Members who are currently leading some aspect of the Fuller Name Study should add this category to their profile: [[Category: Leaders, Fuller Name Study]].

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Images: 2
Colorful leaves carpet the ground
Colorful leaves carpet the ground

Fuller coat of arms
Fuller coat of arms

  • Login to request to the join the Trusted List so that you can edit and add images.
  • Private Messages: Contact the Profile Managers privately: One Name Studies WikiTree and Thomas Fuller. (Best when privacy is an issue.)
  • Public Comments: Login to post. (Best for messages specifically directed to those editing this profile. Limit 20 per day.)
  • Public Q&A: These will appear above and in the Genealogist-to-Genealogist (G2G) Forum. (Best for anything directed to the wider genealogy community.)

On 14 Mar 2019 at 15:58 GMT Jane Fisher wrote:

Hello! I am a Newbie. My grandmother was a Fuller, Annie Irene born 1896 to Albert Hollis Fuller & Leonia (Onie) L. Quinn. She married Malcomb Chester “Mack” Fisher in 1912. The Fullers lived in Bibb County Alabama as farmers. My. great-grandfatherAlbert Hollis Fuller was born in 1861. His parents and 13 children died in a house fire started by Soldiers in 1861. Albert was an infant placed in bushes away from house by his mother. She & Husband went back to save other children. But dud nit make it out alive. I heard this from my great aunt Laura Jeanette Fuller in late 1980’s. Have not found any graves or information about them. Can anyone help?

On 14 Feb 2019 at 19:27 GMT Thomas Fuller Jr wrote:

Please note I have slightly shortened, and I have also broken up the How To Join process. I did this in order to avoid the appearance of a cumbersome process to join our study.

On 7 Jan 2019 at 00:12 GMT Albertus Robert Casimir (Fuller) Jung wrote:

To remove an image, go to the image, move down to People & Things in the Image, then check REMOVE from image. The image will be removed within 24 hours, i believe.

On 6 Jan 2019 at 16:06 GMT Pat (Fuller) Credit wrote:

Took care of the issue by removing the Name Study from the wreath picture.

On 5 Jan 2019 at 20:39 GMT Thomas Fuller Jr wrote:

The wreath was for a primary picture, briefly, but I didn't like it there when I saw it. I went instead with the coat of arms. I just need to remind myself how to make pictures go away on WikiTree...

On 5 Jan 2019 at 14:51 GMT Pat (Fuller) Credit wrote:

Thank you for adding the coat of arms.

Is there a point to adding the other two to the name study? Personally, I do not care for wreaths of anykind.

On 4 Jan 2019 at 21:59 GMT Albertus Robert Casimir (Fuller) Jung wrote:

Actually, Thomas, strongly and rightly would be the exact literal translation of the coat-of-arm's motto. Fortiter and recte are both adverbs. But an exact literal translation does not always sound well when translated: hence the various attempts at a more meaningful translation.

On 4 Jan 2019 at 15:31 GMT Thomas Fuller Jr wrote:


I added a background image and a primary image yesterday. The background image is supposed to evoke the idea of the beauty of the "fallen leaves" from the branches of our family trees that we are discovering. I wanted something colorful, but meaningful.

The primary image is obviously a Fuller Coat of Arms. There are other ones, but this is the nicest one I found in the public domain. The motto, "Fortiter et recte," appears to translate to "With Fortitude and Rectitude." I've also seen less literal translations as "Boldly and Rightly," and, my favorite, "Strong and Upright." All of them suggest doing things right with strength, courage, and endurance - which is a great approach to genealogy.

On 19 Nov 2018 at 13:50 GMT Thomas Fuller Jr wrote:

I'm very happy to see the activity pick up on the study!

Lately I've mostly been trying to improve sources and biographies on "my" Fuller profiles - as well as fix errors on other Fuller profiles I run across.

Have you been able to improve any Fuller profiles lately?

On 17 Nov 2018 at 20:10 GMT Pat (Fuller) Credit wrote:

Sorry about the delays in getting this name study orgainized. Been feeling better lately. Hope it continues!

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