Bullen Family History

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Bullen Name Meaning

English: habitational name from the French Channel port of Boulogne, recorded in Latin sources both as Gessoriacum and as Bononia. The latter name is clearly the source of the modern place name. It is ostensibly a derivative of Latin bonus ‘good’ (compare Bolognese), but may in fact come from a Gaulish element bona ‘foundation’. Boulogne has long been a major trading port between England and France.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Buller, Bulley, Mullen, Cullen, Sellen, Bohlen, Fullen, Ballin

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Bullen Family Origin

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Bullen Family Occupations

What did your Bullen ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bullen. A less common occupation for the Bullen family was Carpenter. The most common Bullen occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Bullen's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Carpenter


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Bullen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 87,000 census records available for the last name Bullen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bullen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Bullen. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Bullen. For the veterans among your Bullen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bullen Life Expectancy

What is the average Bullen lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Bullen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Bullen in 1943 was 67, and 77 in 2004.

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