Origins Available: English
Bolart is an old Anglo-Saxon
name that was given to a person who was a person who worked as a bull herder or a keeper of cattle. The surname Bolart is a name for the bull-herd,
and is derived from the Old English word Bulluc,
which literally means bullherder.
Early Origins of the Bolart family
The surname Bolart was first found in Suffolk
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Bolart family
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Bolart Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Bolart has been recorded under many different variations, including Bullard, Buliard, Bolhard, Bulard, Bulward and others.
Early Notables of the Bolart family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bolart family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Bolart 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.