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Bulley Family History

Bulley Surname Meaning

English:: (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of several places in northern France called Bouillé (La Manche Maine-et-Loire Mayenne) or Bully-en-Brai (Seine-Maritime) from a Gaulish personal name of uncertain form and meaning + the locative suffix -acum. habitational name from one or more of several places with similar names in England such as Bulleigh in Devon or Bulley in Gloucestershire both named with Old English bula ‘bull’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Burley, Buller, Buley, Hulley, Pulley, Bullen, Curley, Bodley, Billy

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Where is the Bulley family from?

You can see how Bulley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bulley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bulley families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 339 Bulley families living in Devon. This was about 38% of all the recorded Bulley's in United Kingdom. Devon had the highest population of Bulley families in 1891.
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What did your Bulley 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 Bulley. 12% of Bulley men worked as a General Labourer and 72% of Bulley women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bulley were Builders Labourer and Private Means. .

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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
    12%
  • Gardener
    6%
  • Farmer
    6%
  • Builders Labourer
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    72%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Private Means
    3%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Bulley. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Bulley. For the veterans among your Bulley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bulley lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Bulley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Bulley in 1960 was 44, and 81 in 2004.

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