The Boalder family name dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. The name comes from when an early member worked as a sifter of meal.
Other evidence suggests that the surname Boalder was established as an area called Boulder.
From there people acquired the surname. The name is also derived from the Old English word bulder
which means boulder
Alternatively the name could have been derived from the word bolter
which was a miller. Boulter's Lock and Boutler's Island are both located on the River Thames on the eastern side of Maidenhead, Berkshire.
Early Origins of the Boalder family
The surname Boalder was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Boalder family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boalder research.Another 65 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1272, 1635, 1709, 1694, 1635, 1709, 1694, 1698, 1701, 1672, 1742, 1724, 1742 and 1719 are included under the topic Early Boalder History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Boalder Spelling Variations
Boalder has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Boalder have been found, including Boulter, Bolter, Boulder, Bolteir and others.
Early Notables of the Boalder family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Edmund Boulter (c.1635-1709), a London merchant and politician, Sheriff of London (1694); Edmund Boulter (c.
1635-1709), a London merchant and politician, Sheriff of London in... Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Boalder Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Boalder family to Ireland
Some of the Boalder family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Boalder family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Boalders to arrive on North American shores: Nathanial Boulter who settled in Hampton New Hampshire
in 1630; William Boulter settled in New England
in 1748; John Bolteir settled in Virginia in 1654..