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About the study
As far as I have established, PULKERs currently living in England, South Africa, Canada, and the US all have a common ancestor, John PULKER, born around 1720, probably in the Oxford area. The area of Iffley & Cowley in Oxfordshire was the focus for holders of the name 1500-1900.
In 1279 there is mention of POLCRE in Radcot.
Historical occurrences of the name
There were less than 100 PULKERs in the Electoral Register in Great Britain in 1998.
Distribution of the name
PULKER is also an Austrian surname.
* in the GRO indexes
* in the censuses of England, Wales & the US
* in Jackson's Oxford Journal
* in parish registers, primarily those of Oxfordshire & London
and in both PCC & Oxfordshire wills.