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Bull Family History

Bull Name Meaning

English: nickname for a strong aggressive bull-like man from Middle English bule bole. Occasionally the name may denote a keeper of a bull (compare Bulman ) or possibly someone who lived at a building distinguished by the sign of a bull. German (mainly northern): from Middle Low German bulle ‘bull’ used as a nickname for a cattle breeder keeper or dealer. Compare South German Ochs . South German: nickname for a short fat man a variant of Bolle or a nickname for a man with the physical characteristics of a bull. North German (Büll): see Buell . Native American: translation into English (and shortening) of a personal name based on a word such as Lakota and Dakota Sioux tataŋka and Cheyenne hotoa'e meaning ‘bull’ or ‘buffalo’. The importance of the buffalos to Plains Indians is reflected in their traditional personal names many of which were adopted as surnames (translated into English) e.g. Two Bulls (see Twobulls ) and White Bull (see Whitebull ). See also Buffalo

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

Similar surnames: Tull, Ball, Bell, Dull, Bill, Buhl, Gull, Bula, Cull, Boll

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You can see how Bull families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bull family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bull families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 372 Bull families living in Ontario. This was about 49% of all the recorded Bull's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Bull families in 1911.
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What did your Bull ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Bull. 38% of Bull men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Bull women worked as a Servant. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bull were Student 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 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Student

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Servant
  • Stenographer
  • Operator
  • Clerk
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Passenger Lists

There are 40,000 immigration records available for the last name Bull. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 35,000 military records available for the last name Bull. For the veterans among your Bull ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bull lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Bull life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Bull in 1941 was 45, and 75 in 2004.

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