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Puls Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: from Middle Low German puls, pulsstock, Middle Dutch puls, pols, a wooden pole used to stir the water and drive fish into a net, hence a metonymic occupational name name for someone who used this method of fishing. North German: habitational name from a place so named in Schleswig-Holstein. Dutch: from Middle Dutch pulle ‘jug’, ‘pitcher’, ‘vase’; a nickname for a portly individual or a metonymic occupational name for a maker of earthenware or metal vessels. German (of Slavic origin): from a personal name formed with Old Slavic bolij ‘more’.

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


Similar surnames: Pels, Palm, Pyle, Hulse, Pauls, Sult, Poll, Duis, Pultz, Pilz

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Where is the Puls family from?

You can see how Puls families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Puls family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Puls families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Puls family living in New Jersey. This was about 33% of all the recorded Puls's in the USA. New Jersey and 2 other states had the highest population of Puls families in 1840.
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What did your Puls ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Puls. 20% of Puls men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Puls women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Puls were Farming and Clerk.

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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
    20%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Farming
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    17%
  • Stenographer
    17%
  • Housework
    11%
  • Clerk
    10%
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Puls. 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 Puls. For the veterans among your Puls ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Puls lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Puls life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Puls in 1951 was 38, and 84 in 2004.

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