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Bullen Family History

Bullen Name Meaning

English: habitational name from the French Channel port of Boulogne, recorded in Latin sources both as Gessoriacum and as Bononia. The latter name is clearly the source of the modern place name. It is ostensibly a derivative of Latin bonus ‘good’ (compare Bolognese), but may in fact come from a Gaulish element bona ‘foundation’. Boulogne has long been a major trading port between England and France.

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


Similar surnames: Buller, Bulley, Mullen, Cullen, Sellen, Bohlen, Fullen, Ballin

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Where is the Bullen family from?

You can see how Bullen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bullen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bullen families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 9 Bullen families living in Maine. This was about 17% of all the recorded Bullen's in USA. Maine had the highest population of Bullen families in 1840.
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What did your Bullen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bullen. 23% of Bullen men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Bullen women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bullen were Clerk and Operator. .

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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
    17%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Operator
    6%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Bullen. For the veterans among your Bullen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bullen lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Bullen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Bullen in 1943 was 67, and 77 in 2004.

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