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Gull Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English gulle ‘gull’ or gul(le) (Old Norse gulr) ‘yellow’, ‘pale’ (of hair or complexion). Swiss German: nickname for an irascible or unreliable person, from an Alemannic form of Latin gallus ‘rooster’. See also Guell.

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


Similar surnames: Goll, Gell, Gill, Tull, Gall, Bull, Lull, Grill, Cull, Guell

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Where is the Gull family from?

You can see how Gull families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gull family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Gull families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 4 Gull families living in Maryland. This was about 44% of all the recorded Gull's in USA. Maryland had the highest population of Gull families in 1840.
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What did your Gull ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gull. 21% of Gull men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Gull women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gull were Truck Driver and Maid. .

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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
    21%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    16%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Maid
    8%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Gull. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gull 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 Gull. 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 Gull. For the veterans among your Gull ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gull lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Gull life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Gull in 1963 was 56, and 79 in 2004.

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