John Bull

January 1780–
Crewkerne, Somerset, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Bull was born in January 1780, in Crewkerne, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Bull, was 40 and his mother, Sarah Symes, was 38. He married Elizabeth Pike on 7 March 1803, in Crewkerne, Somerset, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters.

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John Bull
Elizabeth Pike
Marriage: 7 March 1803
Mary Bull
John Bull
Martha Bull
Robert Bull

Spouse and Children

7 March 1803
Crewkerne, Somerset, England, United Kingdom


Parents and Siblings


    Sarah Symes




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World Events (8)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 21

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 28

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.

Age 35

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a strong, aggressive, bull-like man, from Middle English bul(l)e, bol(l)e. Occasionally, the name may denote a keeper of a bull. Compare Bulman .2 German (mainly northern): from a byname for a cattle breeder, keeper, or dealer. Compare South German Ochs .3 South German: nickname for a short fat man, a variant of Bolle , or a nickname for a man with the physical characteristics of a bull.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • John Buell in entry for John Buell and Mary Foote, "Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869"
  • John Bull in entry for Martha Bull, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"
  • John Bull in entry for Robert Bull, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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