Bolde History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Bolde family

The surname Bolde 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] Bould is a hamlet in Idbury civil parish, Oxfordshire.

Moving over to Whiston, again in Lancashire, the "Bolds held the manor in Henry VIII.'s reign, from which time its descent is not distinctly traced. " [1]

Early History of the Bolde family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bolde research. Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1150, 1613, 1679, 1751, 1736, 1750, 1754, 1455, 1443, 1602, 1604, 1677, 1660, 1677, 1627, 1683, 1645, 1679, 1751, 1679, 1694, 1698, 1649, 1737, 1662 and 1684 are included under the topic Early Bolde History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bolde Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Bolde 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. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Bolde include: Bold, Bolde, Bould, Bolt and others.

Early Notables of the Bolde family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: William Boolde (fl. 1455), English topographer and historian, said by Tanner (on the authority of a manuscript at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge) to have entered the monastery of Christ Church, Canterbury, on Lady Day, 1443. [2] Henry Bould (or Bolde) (born c. 1602), was a Welsh academic at the University of Oxford in the 17th century; and Arthur Bold (c 1604-1677), was an English lawyer and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1660 to 1677. Henry Bold (1627-1683), was a poetical writer and a descendant of the ancient Lancashire family of Bold...
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United States Bolde migration to the United States +

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 Bolde or a variant listed above:

Bolde Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Ludwig Bolde, who landed in America in 1832 [3]
  • F W Bolde, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1846 [3]

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook
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