Pullen Family History

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Pullen Name Meaning

English (southern): from Old French poulain ‘colt’; a metonymic occupational name for a horse-breeder or nickname for a frisky person.

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

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

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Pullen Family Origin

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Pullen Family Occupations

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In 1881, the most common Pullen occupation in Canada was Farmer. 30% of Pullen's were Farmers. Farmer, Accountant and Agent were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Pullen. A less common occupation for the Pullen family was Barber.

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  • Farmer

  • Accountant

  • Agent

  • Barber


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Pullen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 List

There are 642 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 Card

There are 1,000 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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Pullen Life Expectancy

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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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