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The Anglo-Saxons of Britain first developed the name Bollard. It was a name given to someone who was a person who worked as a bull herder or a keeper of cattle. The surname Bollard is a name for the bull-herd, and is derived from the Old English word Bulluc, which literally means bullherder.

Bollard Early Origins



The surname Bollard was first found in Suffolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Bollard Spelling Variations


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Bollard Spelling Variations



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 Bollard have been found, including Bullard, Buliard, Bolhard, Bulard, Bulward and others.

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Bollard Early History


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Bollard Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bollard research. Another 393 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1198, 1273, 1275, 1500, 1524, 1672, and 1806 are included under the topic Early Bollard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bollard Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bollard Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bollard 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



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 Bollard, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were:

Bollard Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • James Bollard, who landed in Maryland in 1663
  • Henry Bollard, who arrived in Maryland in 1678

Bollard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Dirk Bollard, who landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847
  • Jaantje Bollard, who arrived in Baltimore, Nit in 1847
  • Ravier Bollard, aged 27, who emigrated to America, in 1893
  • Frederick Bollard, aged 50, who emigrated to the United States from Birmingham, in 1899

Bollard Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Jeremiah S. Bollard, aged 32, who landed in America from Liverpool, in 1905
  • John Bollard, aged 33, who emigrated to the United States from Liverpool, England, in 1910
  • Jaremiah Bollard, aged 39, who settled in America from Liverpool, England, in 1912
  • Jeremiah S. Bollard, aged 41, who emigrated to the United States from London, England, in 1914
  • Jessie S. Bollard, aged 39, who settled in America from Liverpool, England, in 1914
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bollard Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Catherine Bollard, aged 19, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Constantine"
  • Elizabeth Bollard, aged 20, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Constantine"
  • Mary A. Bollard, aged 17, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Constantine"

Bollard Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Richard Bollard arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Merrington" in 1867

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bollard (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bollard (post 1700)



  • John Bollard (b. 1965), American Roman Catholic priest who sued the Society of Jesus
  • Richard Francis Bollard (1863-1927), New Zealand politician of the Reform Party
  • John Bollard (1839-1915), member of the Parliament of New Zealand
  • John Bollard (1940-2009), judge of the Environment Court of New Zealand
  • Alan Bollard (b. 1951), New Zealand Secretary to the Treasury (19982002) and appointed governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand in 2002

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    5. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    11. ...

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