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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • English (Cambridgeshire) : probably a metonymic occupational name for someone employed in a cattle shed, or a topographic name for someone who lived by one, from a reduced form of Middle English bulehus ‘bull house’, from bul(l)e, bol(l)e ‘bull’ + h(o)us ‘house’.
  • Latvian : nickname or metonymic occupational name from bullis ‘bull’.

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