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The saga of the name Boilard follows a line reaching back through history to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It was a name for someone who worked as a person who worked as a bull herder or a keeper of cattle. The surname Boilard is a name for the bull-herd, and is derived from the Old English word Bulluc, which literally means bullherder.

Boilard Early Origins



The surname Boilard was first found in Suffolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Boilard Spelling Variations


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Boilard 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 Boilard were recorded, including Bullard, Buliard, Bolhard, Bulard, Bulward and others.

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Boilard Early History


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Boilard Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boilard research. Another 393 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1198, 1273, 1275, 1500, 1524, 1672, and 1806 are included under the topic Early Boilard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Boilard Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Boilard Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Boilard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Boilard family emigrate to North America: Robert Bullard who arrived in New England in 1634 and Henry Bullard who sailed to Virginia in 1636. Major-General Robert Lee Bullard, who was born at Youngsboro in Alabama in 1861.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Boilard (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Boilard (post 1700)



  • Maxim Boilard (b. 1978), Canadian Olympic sprint canoer

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Boilard Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    3. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    4. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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    The Boilard Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Boilard Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 25 July 2011 at 12:26.

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