Shopping Cart
0 Items
100% Satisfaction Guarantee - no headaches!
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2016


 More

The variation in the spelling of Medieval names is a result of the lack of spelling rules in the English language prior to the last few hundred years. Before that time, scribes spelled according to sound, often varying the spelling of name within a single document. Bolley has appeared as Bully, Bulley, Bullie and others.

First found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Area, where one of the first records of the name was William Bully was listed as a bailie of Edinburgh in 1403. Bulley is a hamlet in Gloucestershire, almost 7 miles (11 km) west of the city of Gloucester.


 More

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bolley research. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 141 and 1418 are included under the topic Early Bolley History in all our PDF Extended History products.

 More

More information is included under the topic Early Bolley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

 More

As the persecution of Clan families continued, they sailed for North America in increasing numbers. In most cases, they found the freedom and opportunity they sought. Land was often available and the American War of Independence allowed Scots an opportunity to solidify their independence from the English crown. These settlers and their ancestors went on to play essential roles in the forging of the nations of the United States and Canada. Among them: Captain Bulley who settled in Boston Mass in 1763; Mathew Bulley settled in Maryland in 1727; John Bulley arrived in Philadelphia in 1866. But perhaps the first settler was Nicholas Bully who settled in Maine in 1630. George Bully settled in Maryland in 1730..

 More

Most Popular Family Crest Products
 
Bolley Armorial History With Coat of ArmsBolley Armorial History With Coat of Arms
Bolley Coat of Arms & Surname History PackageBolley Coat of Arms & Surname History Package
Bolley Family Crest Image (jpg) Heritage SeriesBolley Family Crest Image (jpg) Heritage Series
Bolley Coat of Arms/Family Crest Key-chainBolley Coat of Arms/Family Crest Key-chain
Bolley Coat of Arms/Family Crest Coffee MugBolley Coat of Arms/Family Crest Coffee Mug
Bolley Armorial History with FrameBolley Armorial History with Frame
Bolley Framed Surname History and Coat of ArmsBolley Framed Surname History and Coat of Arms

 More

 More

  1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  2. 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).
  3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  4. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
  5. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  7. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  8. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
  9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
  11. ...

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

This page was last modified on 25 November 2015 at 13:23.

Sign Up


100% Satisfaction Guarantee - no headaches!