Bull Surname Origin
A well-known animal, powerful, fierce, and violent. The name may have originated from the sign of a shop or inn, as 'John at the Bull.' Bul, in Saxon, is a brooch, a stud, a bracelet.
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
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