The name Boldeir comes from one of the family having worked as a sifter of meal.
Other evidence suggests that the surname Boldeir was established as an area called Boulder.
From there people acquired the surname. The name is also derived from the Old English word bulder
which means boulder
Alternatively the name could have been derived from the word bolter
which was a miller. Boulter's Lock and Boutler's Island are both located on the River Thames on the eastern side of Maidenhead, Berkshire.
Early Origins of the Boldeir family
The surname Boldeir was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Boldeir family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boldeir research.Another 65 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1272, 1635, 1709, 1694, 1635, 1709, 1694, 1698, 1701, 1672, 1742, 1724, 1742 and 1719 are included under the topic Early Boldeir History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Boldeir Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Boldeir have been found, including: Boulter, Bolter, Boulder, Bolteir and others.
Early Notables of the Boldeir family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Edmund Boulter (c.1635-1709), a London merchant and politician, Sheriff of London (1694); Edmund Boulter (c.
1635-1709), a London merchant and politician, Sheriff of London in... Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Boldeir Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Boldeir family to Ireland
Some of the Boldeir family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Boldeir family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Boldeir, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : Nathanial Boulter who settled in Hampton New Hampshire
in 1630; William Boulter settled in New England
in 1748; John Bolteir settled in Virginia in 1654..