Bulkeley Family History

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Bulkeley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Cheshire named Bulkeley, from Old English bulluc ‘bullock’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

Similar surnames: Berkeley, Buckley, Bulley, Bickley, Hulley, Walkley, Burnley, Wakeley

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Bulkeley Family Origin

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Bulkeley Family Occupations

What did your Bulkeley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Keeping House, Farmer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bulkeley. A less common occupation for the Bulkeley family was Merchant. The most common Bulkeley occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 20% of Bulkeley's were Keeping Houses.

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  • Keeping House

  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Merchant


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

Bulkeley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bulkeley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bulkeley 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Bulkeley. 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 Card

There are 692 military records available for the last name Bulkeley. For the veterans among your Bulkeley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bulkeley Life Expectancy

What is the average Bulkeley lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Bulkeley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Bulkeley in 1955 was 57, and 43 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bulkeley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bulkeley 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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