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Hull Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Hulle a pet form of Hugh or of its common diminutives Hulin Hulot (see Hewlett and Huling ). English: in southwest England and the west and central Midlands sometimes a topographical or habitational name for someone who lived on or by a hill (Middle English atte hulle from Old English hyll) or from a place with this name. However this word and the derived names will have usually assumed the standard form Hill in modern times as in the case of Hill (Gloucestershire) which was usually spelt Hull or Hulle during the Middle Ages. Hull with this origin was also once the name of two other places now lost one in Great Budworth (Cheshire) and the other in Inkpen (Berkshire). See also Hell . English: perhaps a habitational name from Kingston upon Hull in East Yorkshire which takes its name from the river Hull (perhaps related to Danish hul ‘hole hollow’ or perhaps a British name based on the root seul- ‘mud’). In some cases possibly also Estonian: from hull ‘crazy’ an arbitrary surname given by a manorial official. This surname is very rare in Estonia.

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

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 1911 there were 395 Hull families living in Ontario. This was about 52% of all the recorded Hull's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Hull families in 1911.
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What did your Hull ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Hull. 33% of Hull men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Hull women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hull were Clerk and Student. .

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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
  • Income
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Income
  • Housekeeper
  • Student
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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 Canada, 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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