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Pullman Name Meaning

English: topographic name from Middle English pul(le) pil(le) ‘pool pool in a stream tidal stream’ (Old English pull ‘pool creek’ pyll ‘tidal creek pool in a river’ or pōl ‘pool pond’) + man probably for one who lived or worked near such a place. Americanized form of German Pullmann: variant of Puhlmann (see Puhlman ). Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a bottle blower from German Pulle ‘bottle’ + Mann (Yiddish man) ‘man’.

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

Similar surnames: Pollman, Pillman, Sellman, Billman, Kullmann, Bullman, Spellman

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Where is the Pullman family from?

You can see how Pullman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Pullman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Pullman families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 32 Pullman families living in Ontario. This was about 65% of all the recorded Pullman's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Pullman families in 1911.
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What did your Pullman ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Packer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Pullman. 75% of Pullman men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Pullman women worked as a Packer. .

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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
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Packer
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Census Records

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Pullman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pullman 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Pullman. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Pullman. For the veterans among your Pullman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Pullman lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Pullman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Pullman in 1949 was 61, and 78 in 2004.

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