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

Hulse Family History

Hulse Name Meaning

Dutch and North German (Hülse): topographic name for someone who lived where holly grew, Middle Low German huls, hüls. English (mainly Lancashire): habitational name from a place in Cheshire, recorded in the mid 13th century in the forms Holes, Holis, and Holys. This probably represents a Middle English plural of Old English holh ‘hollow’, ‘depression’ (see Hole).

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


Similar surnames: Halse, Hulst, Hole, Hurst, Hase, Puls, Huse, Helle, Hussey, Furse

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 Hulse family from?

You can see how Hulse families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hulse family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hulse families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 106 Hulse families living in New York. This was about 63% of all the recorded Hulse's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Hulse families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hulse surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hulse ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hulse. 18% of Hulse men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Hulse women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hulse were Salesman and Housekeeper.

View Census data for Hulse | 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

  • Farmer
    18%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Truck Driver
    5%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    12%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Hulse family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 60,000 census records available for the last name Hulse. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hulse census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Hulse

Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Hulse. 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 Hulse immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 9,000 military records available for the last name Hulse. For the veterans among your Hulse ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Hulse military records

You've only scratched the surface of Hulse family history.

Discover More

What is the average Hulse lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Hulse life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Hulse in 1944 was 32, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Hulse

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Hulse family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial