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The Anglo-Saxon name Bolt comes from the family having resided on a small farm, from the Anglo Saxon word bold, which means, small farm.

Bolt Early Origins



The surname Bolt was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Bolt Spelling Variations


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Bolt Spelling Variations



Bolt has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. deblot,Bolt, Bold, Boald, Boalt, Boltt, Bolde, Bolte, Boult and many more.

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Bolt Early History


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Bolt Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bolt research. Another 414 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1066 and 1813 are included under the topic Early Bolt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bolt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bolt Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bolt 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



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Bolts to arrive on North American shores:

Bolt Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Gabriell Bolt settled in Barbados in 1635
  • Gabriell Bolt, aged 29, arrived in Barbados in 1635
  • Jane Bolt, who arrived in Virginia in 1658
  • Isaac Bolt, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1675

Bolt Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hendrick Bolt, who landed in New Jersey in 1730
  • Henrick Bolt, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732
  • Robert Bolt settled in Virginia in 1737
  • Hans Hendrick Bolt, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1743
  • Hermanus Bolt, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1743
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bolt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Bolt, who arrived in Maryland in 1828
  • George Bolt, who arrived in America in 1834
  • Hermann Loeb Bolt landed in Philadelphia in 1839
  • B L Bolt, aged 20, landed in New York, NY in 1840
  • William Bolt, who arrived in Texas in 1846
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bolt Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Dietrich Bolt, who landed in Manitoba in 1875

Bolt Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Bolt, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Adamant" on March 16, 1821, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Adamant voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1821 with 144 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adamant/1821
  • Samuel Bolt arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "British Sovereign" in 1847
  • Christopher Bolt arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Theresa" in 1847
  • Elizabeth Bolt arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Theresa" in 1847
  • John Bolt (aged 23), a groom, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Aliquis"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bolt Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Bolt, aged 22, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Soukar" in 1874
  • James Bolt, aged 30, a labourer, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Countess of Kintore" in 1875
  • Jemima Bolt, aged 22, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Countess of Kintore" in 1875
  • Edward Bolt, aged 5, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Countess of Kintore" in 1875
  • Elizabeth Bolt, aged 2, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Countess of Kintore" in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bolt (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bolt (post 1700)



  • Wayne Bolt, American football defensive coordinator for Troy University
  • Joseph Wayne De Bolt (b. 1939), American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 100th District, 1970
  • Tommy Bolt (b. 1918), American golfer, inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2002
  • Richard Henry Bolt (1911-2002), American (Chinese born) physics professor at MIT with an interest in acoustics
  • Josh Bolt (b. 1994), English actor
  • Usain Bolt (b. 1986), Jamaican Olympic six time gold medalist for running at the 2008 and 2012 games
  • Christopher Bolt CB, British economist and formerly non-executive chairman of the Office of Rail Regulation
  • Air Marshal Sir Richard Bruce Bolt KBE CB DFC AFC RNZAF (b. 1923), World War II bomber pilot, Chief of the Air Staff (1974 to 1976) and Chief of the New Zealand Defence Staff (1976 to 1980), son of George Bruce Bolt
  • Ranjit Bolt OBE (b. 1972), British playwright and translator
  • John Franklin Bolt (1921-2004), United States Marine Corps flying ace who served during World War II and the Korean War
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Bolt Historic Events


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Bolt Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Arthur H Bolt, British Petty Officer Stoker, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Bolt Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Adamant voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1821 with 144 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adamant/1821

Other References

  1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  3. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  5. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. 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.
  8. 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).
  9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
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