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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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Where is the Bulmer family from?

You can see how Bulmer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bulmer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bulmer families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 1,199 Bulmer families living in Yorkshire. This was about 51% of all the recorded Bulmer's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Bulmer families in 1891.
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What did your Bulmer ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Bulmer. 14% of Bulmer men worked as a General Labourer and 74% of Bulmer women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bulmer were Builders Labourer and Private Means. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    14%
  • Farmer
    5%
  • Bricklayer
    5%
  • Builders Labourer
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    74%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    4%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Private Means
    2%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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