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Bulen Family History

Bulen Name Meaning

German: unexplained. Probably also English: variant spelling of Bullen.

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


Similar surnames: Bolen, Buley, Hulen, Busey, Bale, Nugen, Blea, Boden, Bouler, Boley

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Where is the Bulen family from?

You can see how Bulen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bulen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bulen families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Bulen family living in Michigan. This was about 33% of all the recorded Bulen's in the USA. Michigan and 2 other states had the highest population of Bulen families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bulen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bulen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bulen. 40% of Bulen men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Bulen women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bulen were Labor and Housekeeper.

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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

  • Farmer
    40%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Labor
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    17%
  • Housework
    17%
  • Waitress
    17%
  • Housekeeper
    17%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Bulen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bulen 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 231 immigration records available for the last name Bulen. 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 365 military records available for the last name Bulen. For the veterans among your Bulen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bulen lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Bulen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Bulen in 1947 was 30, and 71 in 2004.

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