The many generations and branches of the Boalter family can all place the origins of their surname with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name reveals that an early member worked as a sifter of meal.
Other evidence suggests that the surname Boalter 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 Boalter family
The surname Boalter was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Boalter family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boalter 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 Boalter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Boalter Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Boalter were recorded, including Boulter, Bolter, Boulder, Bolteir and others.
Early Notables of the Boalter 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 Boalter Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Boalter family to Ireland
Some of the Boalter 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 Boalter family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Boalter family emigrate to 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..