Bulley Family History

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Bulley Name Meaning

Norman habitational name from any of several places in northern France called Bouillé or Bully, from a Gaulish personal name of uncertain form and meaning + the locative suffix -acum. habitational name from Bulleigh in Devon or Bulley in Gloucestershire, both named with Old English bula ‘bull’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

Similar surnames: Burley, Buller, Buley, Hulley, Pulley, Bullen, Curley, Bodley, Billy

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Bulley Family Origin

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Bulley Family Occupations

What did your Bulley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Labourer, Annuitant and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bulley. The most common Bulley occupation in the UK was Labourer. 4% of Bulley's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Bulley family was Carpenter.

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  • Labourer

  • Annuitant

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bulley ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bulley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Bulley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bulley 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Bulley. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Bulley. For the veterans among your Bulley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bulley Life Expectancy

What is the average Bulley lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Bulley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Bulley in 1960 was 44, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bulley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bulley ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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