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Bumley Family History

Bumley Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Bulley, Burley, Buley, Rumley, Lumley, Brumley, Bailey, Barley

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Where is the Bumley family from?

You can see how Bumley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bumley family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Bumley families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 7 Bumley families living in Indiana. This was about 19% of all the recorded Bumley's in USA. Indiana had the highest population of Bumley families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bumley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bumley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bumley. 60% of Bumley men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Bumley women worked as a Housewife. .

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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 1940

  • Laborer
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 536 census records available for the last name Bumley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bumley 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 44 immigration records available for the last name Bumley. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 56 military records available for the last name Bumley. For the veterans among your Bumley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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