Dull Family History

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Dull Name Meaning

South German (Düll): nickname for a stubborn man (‘thick head’), probably from a south German dialect word tull ‘stout’, ‘corpulent’. German: variant of Thiel. Scottish: habitational name from Dull in Perthshire.

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

Similar surnames: Doll, Tull, Bull, Duell, Dell, Dill, Dall, Gell, Aull, Lull

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Dull Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Dull name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Dull. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Dull Family Origin

Where is the Dull family from?

Dull Family Occupations

What did your Dull ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Dull family was Carpenter. The most common Dull occupation in the USA was Farmer. 44% of Dull's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dull.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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Dull Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Dull. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dull census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Dull. 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 Card

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Dull. For the veterans among your Dull ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dull Life Expectancy

What is the average Dull lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Dull life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Dull in 1944 was 35, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dull ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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