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Bulter Name Meaning

North German (Bülter): topographic name for someone who lived on a low hill or an area of raised ground, from Middle Low German bult(e), bülte ‘hump’, ‘knoll’ + the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant.

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

Similar surnames: Multer, Belter, Bueter, Bolter, Butter, Holter, Balter, Buller

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Where is the Bulter family from?

You can see how Bulter families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bulter family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bulter families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Bulter family living in New York. This was about 50% of all the recorded Bulter's in the USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Bulter families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bulter surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bulter ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Bulter. 13% of Bulter men worked as a General Labourer and 75% of Bulter women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bulter were Bricklayer and Household Duties.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Dairy Farmer
  • Farmer
  • Bricklayer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housekeeper
  • Domestic Duties
  • Household Duties
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Census Records

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Bulter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bulter 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 Bulter. 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 Bulter. For the veterans among your Bulter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bulter lifespan?

Between 1967 and 2004, in the United States, Bulter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1995, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Bulter in 1967 was 73, and 71 in 2004.

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