Origins Available: English, French
Anglo-Saxon culture. It is a name for someone who worked as a person who worked as a bull herder or a keeper of cattle. The surname Bolard is a name for the bull-herd, and is derived from the Old English word Bulluc, which literally means bullherder.
Early Origins of the Bolard family
Suffolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Bolard family
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Bolard Spelling Variations
hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Bolard are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Bolard include: Bullard, Buliard, Bolhard, Bulard, Bulward and others.
Early Notables of the Bolard family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bolard family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Bolard or a variant listed above: 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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