History of your Surname
Get access to Dull family records.Start a free trial

Dull Family History

Dull Name Meaning

German (Düll): see Duell . North German: nickname for a foolish unreasonable person from Middle Low German dul dulle. English (Kent): variant of Dill . This form is now rare in Britain but compare Doel .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Dull family from?

You can see how Dull families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dull family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dull families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 62 Dull families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 52% of all the recorded Dull's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Dull families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dull surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dull ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dull. 20% of Dull men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Dull women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dull were Truck Driver and Waitress. .

View Census Data for Dull | Data not to scale

*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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Waitress
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Dull family records will you find?

Census Records

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.

Search US census records for Dull

Passenger Lists

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.

View all Dull immigration records

Draft Cards

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.

View all Dull military records

You've only scratched the surface of Dull family history

Discover More

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dull

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Dull family tree

Explore Your Tree

Browse profiles of historical people with the Dull last name

Search for another surname
Enter last name/surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial