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The name Bolte is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived on a small farm, from the Anglo Saxon word bold, which means, small farm.

Bolte Early Origins



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

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Bolte Spelling Variations


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Bolte Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Bolte has been spelled many different ways, including deblot,Bolt, Bold, Boald, Boalt, Boltt, Bolde, Bolte, Boult and many more.

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Bolte Early History


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Bolte Early History



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

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Bolte Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bolte Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bolte 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



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Boltes to arrive in North America:

Bolte Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Amias Bolte, age 23, who settled in Virginia in 1618

Bolte Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Christian Bolte, who arrived in New York, NY in 1782

Bolte Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Bern Theodor Bolte, aged 48, landed in America in 1836
  • Joseph Bolte, aged 39, landed in Missouri in 1840
  • Gottl Bolte, aged 29, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1845
  • F. W. Bolte arrived in Texas in 1847
  • Frederick Bolte, who landed in Maryland in 1848
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bolte Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Frederick Bolte, aged 30, arrived in South Australia in 1847 aboard the ship "Hermann von Beckerath"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bolte (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bolte (post 1700)



  • Richard J. Bolte Sr., American businessman and philanthropist, life-long supporter of Mount St. Mary's University, Maryland, eponym of the Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business
  • Audrey Bolte, American model, Miss Ohio USA 2012
  • Charles L. Bolte (1895-1989), U.S. Army general and World War I and World War II veteran, Vice Chief of Staff US Army (1953-1955), recipient of the Silver Star, Legion of Merit and Purple Heart
  • Dr. Michael Bolte, American Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics, and director of Observatories at the University of California
  • Barbara Bolte, Canadian musician, oboe player and English horn player with Penguin Cafe Orchestra, teacher at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
  • Sir Henry Edward Bolte (1908-1990), Australian politician, long serving Premier of Victoria, Australia (1955-72)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    7. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    11. ...

    The Bolte Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bolte 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 4 March 2014 at 17:39.

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