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Bullis Name Meaning

English (Cambridgeshire): probably a metonymic occupational name for someone employed in a cattle shed, or a topographic name for someone who lived by one, from a reduced form of Middle English bulehus ‘bull house’, from bul(l)e, bol(l)e ‘bull’ + h(o)us ‘house’. Latvian: nickname or metonymic occupational name from bullis ‘bull’.

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

Similar surnames: Mullis, Bull, Buis, Sallis, Bulls, Ballin, Bulley, Millis, Ballas

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Bullis Family Origin

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Bullis Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Bullis occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Bullis's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bullis. A less common occupation for the Bullis family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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Bullis Historical Records

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Bullis Life Expectancy

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Between 1952 and 2004, Bullis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Bullis in 1952 was 63, and 70 in 2004.

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