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Surname origins Nickname
Derived from the nickname of an ancestor, describing their personality or appearance
Meaning 'A colt'; someone who is wild and frisky
Geographic origins i) Monmouthshire in Wales, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and West Yorkshire
Language Old French
Sources i) Cottle, Basil, The Penguin Dictionary of Surnames (London: Penguin UK, 1967)

ii) Reaney & Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1958)
My line of the Pullen family can be traced back to Petworth in Sussex where Henry Pullen married Ann Hill in 1776. Many of the family worked as agricultural labourers and were connected with various Sussex villages.

My branch of the Pullens moved to Northchapel where my great great grandmother Harriett was born in 1837/38. She married an
Empshott agricultural labourer Thomas Heighes. They had 5 children.

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