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Bold Early Origins



The surname Bold was first found in Lancashire. One branch of the family later held estates at Barkisland in the West Riding of Yorkshire. "Barkisland Hall, the ancient seat of the Gledhill family, is a stately mansion in the old English style of domestic architecture, and has long been the property of the Bolds of Bold Hall, Lancashire." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Bould is a hamlet in Idbury civil parish, Oxfordshire.

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Bold Spelling Variations


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Bold Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Bold include Bold, Bolde, Bould, Bolt and others.

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Bold Early History


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Bold Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bold research. Another 265 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1613, 1679, 1751, 1736, 1750, 1754, 1602, 1604, 1677, 1660 and 1677 are included under the topic Early Bold History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bold Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bold Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bold 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



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Bold or a variant listed above:

Bold Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Margaret Bold who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • John Bold, who arrived in Virginia in 1643

Bold Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jean Bold, aged 22, landed in Louisiana in 1719

Bold Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Bold, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1813
  • F. W. Bold settled in Texas in 1847
  • A M Bold, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Andrew and Valentine Bold settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1865 and 1873 respectively
  • Andrew Bold arrived in Philadelphia in 1865
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bold Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John T. Bold, aged 28, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rooparell" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bold (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bold (post 1700)



  • Aaron Bold (b. 1985), American lacrosse player
  • Cory Bold (b. 1988), American hip hop and R&B music producer
  • Adolfo J. de Bold OC, FRSC (b. 1942), Argentina-born, Canadian cardiologist and cardiovascular researcher
  • William Ernest Bold (1873-1953), Australian town clerk of Perth, generally acknowledged to be the founding father of town planning in Western Australia
  • Gary E.J. Bold (b. 1937), New Zealand physicist, Honorary Associate Professor in physics at the University of Auckland
  • Charles Dickens Bold (1894-1978), Swedish Major League Baseball player
  • Alan Bold (b. 1943), Scottish poet

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  2. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  11. ...

The Bold Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bold 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.

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