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Buller Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a scribe or copyist, from an agent derivative of Middle English, Old French bulle ‘letter’, ‘document’. English (of Norman origin): habitational name from a place in Normandy that has not been identified. If it is Bouillé, and so identical with Bulley 1, the -er(s) may have arisen by analogy with other Norman place names in -ière(s) (see for example Villers). German: nickname for a man with a loud voice, from an agent derivative of Middle High German bullen ‘to roar’ (of imitative origin).

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

Similar surnames: Fuller, Tuller, Huller, Beller, Biller, Boller, Bullen, Bulley

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Where is the Buller family from?

You can see how Buller families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Buller family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Buller families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 6 Buller families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 18% of all the recorded Buller's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Buller families in 1840.
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What did your Buller ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Buller. 29% of Buller men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Buller women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Buller were Carpenter 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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 49,000 census records available for the last name Buller. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Buller 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Buller. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Buller. For the veterans among your Buller ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Buller lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Buller life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Buller in 1953 was 63, and 79 in 2004.

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