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Early Origins of the Bolstridge family

The surname Bolstridge 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] and literally meant "place by a pool," having derived from the Old English "pol" + "stede." [2] 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.

Early History of the Bolstridge family

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Bolstridge Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Bolstridge family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Bolstridge family

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..

Contemporary Notables of the name Bolstridge (post 1700) +

  • Michael Bolstridge, British actor, known for his role in Coronation Street (1991)

  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) on Facebook