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Pullen Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English polein Old French poulain Anglo-Norman French pulein ‘foal colt’. English: variant of Pullum . Dutch and German: patronymic from Pul a variant of Pol

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

Similar surnames: Fullen, Mullen, Cullen, Puller, Bullen, Pollen, Pulley, Gulley

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Where is the Pullen family from?

You can see how Pullen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pullen family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pullen families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 78 Pullen families living in Ontario. This was about 78% of all the recorded Pullen's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Pullen families in 1911.
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What did your Pullen ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Pullen. 38% of Pullen men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Pullen women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pullen were Salesman and Operator. .

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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
  • Engineer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Operator
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Census Records

There are 146,000 census records available for the last name Pullen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pullen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Pullen. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Pullen. For the veterans among your Pullen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pullen lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Pullen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Pullen in 1941 was 43, and 75 in 2004.

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