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Bula Name Meaning

Czech, Slovak, and Polish: nickname for a fat man, from bula (Polish bula) ‘hard roll’, ‘large roll of wheaten bread’. As a Polish name it may also be from bula ‘bruise’. This name is also well established in German-speaking areas. Ukrainian: nickname from bulya ‘potato’. Spanish (Mexico, Argentina): unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Buda, Kula, Buza, Bull, Dula, Busa, Mula, Kukla, Bila, Gula

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Where is the Bula family from?

You can see how Bula families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bula family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Bula families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Bula family living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Bula's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Bula families in 1840.
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What did your Bula ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Packer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bula. 34% of Bula men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Bula women worked as a Packer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bula were Salesman and Stenographer.

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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
  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Packer
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Bula. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bula 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 907 immigration records available for the last name Bula. 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 408 military records available for the last name Bula. For the veterans among your Bula ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bula lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Bula life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Bula in 1942 was 39, and 73 in 2004.

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