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From Foulden, a village in Norfolk, from Old English fuġol (bird) + tūn (dwelling).


Proper noun[edit]


  1. An English habitational surname​.
  2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  3. A city, the county seat of Callaway County, Missouri; named for Robert Fulton, inventor of the steamboat.
  4. A city in Oswego County, New York; named for Robert Fulton.
  5. A city in Kentucky; named for its county, itself named for Robert Fulton.
  6. A city, the county seat of Itawamba County, Mississippi; named for Robert Fulton.
  7. A city in Illinois; named for Robert Fulton.
  8. A town in Wisconsin.
  9. A census-designated place in Maryland; named for Charles C. Fulton, editor of The Baltimore Sun.
  10. A city in Schoharie County, New York.
  11. A town in Texas; named for George Ware Fulton, a land developer in the area.
  12. A town in Indiana; named for its county, itself named for Robert Fulton.
  13. A town in Alabama.
  14. A village in Ohio.
  15. A town in Arkansas; named for Robert Fulton.
  16. A city in Kansas; named for the city in Illinois.
  17. A census-designated place in Sonoma County, California; named for founders Thomas and James Fulton.
  18. A town in South Dakota; perhaps named for Robert Fulton, or for a local railroad employee.

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  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Fulton is the 1,083rd most common surname in the United States, belonging to 32,258 individuals. Fulton is most common among White (71.16%) and Black (22.79%) individuals.