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Hull Family History

Hull Name Meaning

variant of Hill 1. from a pet form of Hugh.

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


Similar surnames: Hell, Thull, Holl, Hill, Eull, Dull, Full, Bull, Huml, Huls

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Where is the Hull family from?

You can see how Hull families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hull family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hull families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 252 Hull families living in New York. This was about 23% of all the recorded Hull's in USA. New York had the highest population of Hull families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hull surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hull ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hull. 16% of Hull men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Hull women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hull were Clerk and Stenographer. .

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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
    16%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Clerk
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Stenographer
    6%
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What Hull family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 413,000 census records available for the last name Hull. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hull 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 30,000 immigration records available for the last name Hull. 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 62,000 military records available for the last name Hull. For the veterans among your Hull ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hull lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Hull life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Hull in 1940 was 61, and 74 in 2004.

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