The founding heritage of the Boalteir family is in the Anglo-Saxon
culture that once dominated in Britain. The name Boalteir comes from when one of the family worked as a sifter of meal.
Other evidence suggests that the surname Boalteir 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 Boalteir family
The surname Boalteir was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Boalteir family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boalteir 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 Boalteir History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Boalteir Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Boalteir has been spelled many different ways, including Boulter, Bolter, Boulder, Bolteir and others.
Early Notables of the Boalteir 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 Boalteir Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Boalteir family to Ireland
Some of the Boalteir family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland
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Migration of the Boalteir family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Boalteirs to arrive in North America: 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..