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Bulman Name Meaning

English (northern): occupational name for a keeper of a bull or bulls from Middle English bule ‘bull’ + man ‘man’. In Ireland this has been a common name in Cork since the 17th century. In some cases possibly also an Americanized form of German Bullmann (see Bullman ).

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


Similar surnames: Butman, Bultman, Buxman, Budman, Burman, Kelman, Putman, Holman

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Where is the Bulman family from?

You can see how Bulman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bulman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bulman families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 7 Bulman families living in New York. This was about 47% of all the recorded Bulman's in USA. New York had the highest population of Bulman families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bulman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bulman ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bulman. 19% of Bulman men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Bulman women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bulman were Truck Driver and Secretary. .

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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
    19%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Truck Driver
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    16%
  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Housewife
    13%
  • Secretary
    8%
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Census Records

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Bulman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bulman 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 26,000 immigration records available for the last name Bulman. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Bulman. For the veterans among your Bulman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bulman lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Bulman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Bulman in 1951 was 33, and 75 in 2004.

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