Bulmer Family History

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Bulmer Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places called Bulmer, in North Yorkshire and Essex, or from Boulmer in Northumberland. The first, recorded in Domesday Book as Bolemere, is named in Old English with bula ‘bull’ + mere ‘lake’, as is Boulmer; the second, found in early records as Bulenemera, is from bulena (genitive plural of bula) + mere ‘lake’.

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

Similar surnames: Fulmer, Balmer, Colmer, Buller, Burger, Blamer, Bolter, Ulmer, Bolmer

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Bulmer Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bulmer name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bulmer. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Bulmer Family Origin

Where is the Bulmer family from?

Bulmer Family Occupations

What did your Bulmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Bulmer occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 6% of Bulmer's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Farmer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bulmer. A less common occupation for the Bulmer family was Joiner.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Joiner


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

Bulmer Historical Records

What Bulmer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 53,000 census records available for the last name Bulmer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bulmer 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Bulmer. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Bulmer. For the veterans among your Bulmer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bulmer Life Expectancy

What is the average Bulmer lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Bulmer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Bulmer in 1952 was 50, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bulmer 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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