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Bullis Name Meaning

English (Cambridgeshire): probably a metonymic occupational name for someone employed in a cattle shed, or a topographic name for someone who lived by one, from a reduced form of Middle English bulehus ‘bull house’, from bul(l)e, bol(l)e ‘bull’ + h(o)us ‘house’. Latvian: nickname or metonymic occupational name from bullis ‘bull’.

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


Similar surnames: Mullis, Bull, Buis, Sallis, Bulls, Ballin, Bulley, Millis, Ballas

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Bullis Family Origin

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Bullis Family Occupations

What did your Bullis ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Bullis family was Mill Wright. Farmer, Servant and Millwright were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bullis. The most common Bullis occupation in Canada was Farmer. 47% of Bullis's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    47%
  • Servant

    19%
  • Millwright

    11%
  • Mill Wright

    6%

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Bullis Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bullis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bullis census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Bullis. 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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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Bullis. For the veterans among your Bullis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bullis Life Expectancy

What is the average Bullis lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Bullis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Bullis in 1952 was 63, and 70 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bullis ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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