Derived from the nickname of an ancestor, describing their personality
'A colt'; someone who is wild and frisky
Monmouthshire in Wales, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Berkshire,
Buckinghamshire and West Yorkshire
Cottle, Basil, The Penguin Dictionary of Surnames (London:
Penguin UK, 1967)
ii) Reaney & Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames (Oxford:
Oxford University Press, 1958)
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
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.