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Early Origins of the Bolstead family


The surname Bolstead was first found in Surrey at Polstead, a Saxon small village and civil parish that dates back to c. 975 when it was listed as Polstede. By the Domesday Book of 1086, the place name had evolved into Polesteda [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
and literally meant "place by a pool," having derived from the Old English "pol" + "stede." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
To this day, there are still two large ponds in the village. The church located at the bottom of Polstead Hill, close to Polstead Pond, dates from the 12th century and contains what many believe are the earliest bricks made in England. Polstead Heath is a hamlet nearby.

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Early History of the Bolstead family

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Early History of the Bolstead family


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Bolstead Spelling Variations

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Bolstead Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Polsted, Polstead, Poulstead, Poolsted, Poolstead, Polstodd, Polstrod, Polstrode, Bolsted, Bolstead, Bolstrod and many more.

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Early Notables of the Bolstead family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Bolstead family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Bolstead family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Bolstead family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

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  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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