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Bullard Name Meaning

most probably from bullward, an occupational name for someone who looked after a bull. alternatively, it may be a nickname for a fraudster, from Old French, Middle English bole ‘fraud’, ‘deceit’ + the pejorative suffix -(h)ard, or a nickname for a rotund man, from a pejorative derivative of Old French boule ‘round’.

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


Similar surnames: Buller, Mallard, Buzzard, Pollard, Billard, Boilard, Allard, Gillard

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Where is the Bullard family from?

You can see how Bullard families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bullard family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bullard families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 144 Bullard families living in Massachusetts. This was about 34% of all the recorded Bullard's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Bullard families in 1840.
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What did your Bullard ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bullard. 23% of Bullard men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Bullard women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bullard were Farming 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
    23%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Farming
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    10%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Laborer
    6%
  • Housekeeper
    5%
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Census Records

There are 107,000 census records available for the last name Bullard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bullard 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Bullard. 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 25,000 military records available for the last name Bullard. For the veterans among your Bullard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bullard lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Bullard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Bullard in 1945 was 20, and 73 in 2004.

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