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Bulley Name Meaning

Norman habitational name from any of several places in northern France called Bouillé or Bully, from a Gaulish personal name of uncertain form and meaning + the locative suffix -acum. habitational name from Bulleigh in Devon or Bulley in Gloucestershire, both named with Old English bula ‘bull’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Burley, Buller, Buley, Hulley, Pulley, Bullen, Curley, Bodley, Billy

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Where is the Bulley family from?

You can see how Bulley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bulley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bulley families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Bulley family living in Arkansas. This was about 33% of all the recorded Bulley's in the USA. Arkansas and 2 other states had the highest population of Bulley families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bulley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bulley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bulley. 44% of Bulley men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Bulley women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bulley were Truck Driver and Cook.

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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

  • Laborer
    44%
  • Operator
    10%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Truck Driver
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    24%
  • Seamstress
    16%
  • Housewife
    16%
  • Cook
    16%
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Census Records

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Bulley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bulley 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Bulley. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Bulley. For the veterans among your Bulley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bulley lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Bulley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Bulley in 1960 was 44, and 81 in 2004.

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