The ancestry of the name Bulpitt dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived at the bull-pit, which literally means that the family lived by the hollow clearing.
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Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Bulpitt have been found, including Bullpitt, Bulpit, Bulpitt, Bullpen, Bulpin, Bulepenne, Bullputt and many more.
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Bulpitt, or a variant listed above:
Bulpitt Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
William Bulpitt, aged 39, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Mauretania" from Liverpool, England
Arthur James Bulpitt, aged 18, originally from Buriton, England, who arrived in New York City, New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Adriatic" from Southampton, England
Edith Emily Bulpitt, aged 32, originally from Buriton, England, who arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Adriatic" from Cherbourg, France 
Annie Ada Bulpitt, aged 30, originally from Buriton, England, who arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Adriatic" from Cherbourg, France