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Buller Name Meaning

English: variant of Bowler . The surname is unlikely to have been derived from Middle English buller(e) ‘maker or publisher of bulls or papal edicts’. It is recorded only in the phrase fals buller ‘publisher of false bulls’. Old French boleor bouleur from which the word was borrowed more generally meant ‘deceiver trickster’ so possibly it also had this sense in Middle English but there is no evidence for it. English (of Norman origin): variant of Bullard . German (also Büller): nickname for a man with a loud voice from an agent derivative of Middle High German büllen ‘to roar to bark’ (of imitative origin).

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

Similar surnames: Fuller, Tuller, Huller, Beller, Biller, Boller, Bullen, Bulley

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Where is the Buller family from?

You can see how Buller families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Buller family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Buller families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 348 Buller families living in London. This was about 20% of all the recorded Buller's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Buller families in 1891.
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What did your Buller ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Buller. 13% of Buller men worked as a General Labourer and 67% of Buller women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Buller were Retired and Domestic Servant. .

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Farm Labourer
  • Retired

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Servant
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Passenger Lists

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Draft Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Buller. For the veterans among your Buller ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Buller lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Buller life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Buller in 1953 was 63, and 79 in 2004.

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