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The ancestors of the name Bolton date back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Bolton family lived in Lancashire and Yorkshire, where they derived their name from any of several places named Boulton or Bolton. The name literally means district characterized by bends from the Old English words boga and land. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
There are numerous place names throughout the north of England named after this illustrious family including Bolton le Sands in Lancashire, Bolton Castle, Bolton Percy and Bolton upon Dearne in Yorkshire. The Domesday Book of 1086 refers to Bodeltone [2]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 it is generally understood that this if the first reference for most of these places.

Bolton Early Origins



The surname Bolton was first found in Lancashire, Yorkshire, Cumberland and Northumberland. The latter "is memorable as the scene of a meeting in 1209, between John, King of England, and William, King of Scotland." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
The Boldon Book was prepared on orders of Hugh du Puiset, Bishop of Durham in 1183 and while similar to the Domesday Book from a century before, the book lists lands and properties of what would later become County Durham which is now known as the North East. Only four known manuscript copies exist today. More recently, some of the family were found at Wrightington in Lancashire. "Harrock Hall, the seat of the Boulton family, was purchased in 1839 from the Rigbys, of whom, in 1567, it had already been the residence for four generations: the house, around which are 420 acres, has been restored by the present possessor." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Bolton Spelling Variations


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Bolton Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Bolton are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Bolton include: Boulton, Bolton, Bolten, Boalton, Boultoun, Boultown, Boltan, Boulten and many more.

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Bolton Early History


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Bolton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bolton research. Another 289 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1191, 1321, 1592, 1659, 1606, 1654, 1680, 1666, 1639, 1650 and are included under the topic Early Bolton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bolton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bolton Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Sir Edward Bolton ( 1592-1659 ), an English-born judge who served for many years as Solicitor General for Ireland; Robert de Boulton, of Lancashire; Samuel Bolton (1606-1654), an English clergyman and...

Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bolton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bolton In Ireland


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Bolton In Ireland



Some of the Bolton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Bolton or a variant listed above:

Bolton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jane Bolton settled in Virginia in 1635
  • lone Bolton, who arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Nathaniel Bolton, aged 19, landed in Barbados in 1635
  • Tho Bolton, aged 18, landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Joane Bolton, who landed in Virginia in 1636
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bolton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mattw Bolton, who arrived in Virginia in 1703
  • Hugh Bolton, who landed in New England in 1730
  • Elianor Bolton, who arrived in Maryland in 1740

Bolton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Bolton, who landed in America in 1808
  • B B Bolton, aged 38, landed in Maryland in 1813
  • Margaret Bolton, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816
  • Samuel Bolton, who arrived in Tippecanoe County, Ind in 1844
  • Mathias Bolton, who landed in New York NY in 1847
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bolton Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Abraham Bolton U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1783 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Abraham Bolton Sr., U.E. who settled in Edwardsburgh-Cardinal, Leeds & Grenville, Ontario c. 1783 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Richard Bolton U.E. who settled in Edwardsburgh-Cardinal, Leeds & Grenville, Ontario c. 1783 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. George Bolton, "Boulton" U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1783 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Bolton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Bolton, English convict from Staffordshire, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on April 1st, 1822, settling in New South Wales, Australia [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1822
  • Henry Bolton, English convict from Sussex, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on October 22nd, 1824, settling in New South Wales, Australia [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824
  • Daniel Bolton, aged 30, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Emily"
  • William Bolton, aged 36, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Sultana"
  • Mary Bolton arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Amity Hall" in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bolton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Edward Bolton landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1839
  • James Bolton, aged 23, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Martha Ridgeway" in 1840
  • Frederick William Bolton, aged 33, a bricklayer, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Lady Nugent" in 1841
  • Elizabeth Bolton, aged 30, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Lady Nugent" in 1841
  • Jane Bolton, aged 9, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Lady Nugent" in 1841
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bolton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bolton (post 1700)



  • Josh Bolton (b. 1984), American soccer player
  • Thomas Edward Bolton (b. 1962), American former Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Michael Bolton (b. 1953), stage name of Michael Bolotin, American Grammy Award and American Music Award winning singer and songwriter
  • Brigadier-General Newell Castle Bolton (1888-1947), American Commanding Officer 54th Cavalry Brigade (1936-1940)
  • John Bolton (b. 1948), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (2005-06)
  • Guy Bolton (1885-1979), American playwright and screenwriter
  • Herbert Eugene Bolton (1870-1953), American historian and professor of history
  • Ruthie Bolton (b. 1967), American former collegiate, Olympic, and professional basketball player
  • First Lieutenant Cecil H Bolton (1908-1965), American officer awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1944
  • James Bolton (1735-1799), English naturalist, botanist, mycologist, and illustrator
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Bolton Historic Events


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Bolton Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Miss Sadie Bolton (1914-1914), Canadian Third Class Passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Master George Bruce Bolton (1911-1914), Canadian Third Class Passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Mrs. Lillian Maud Bolton (1883-1914), Canadian Third Class Passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Mr. George Henry Bolton (1882-1914), Canadian Third Class Passenger from Toronto, Ontario, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. William Thomas Bolton, British Petty Officer Stoker, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking
  • Mr. William James Bolton (b. 1921), Irish Ordinary Seaman from Belfast, Ireland, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Bolton


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Suggested Readings for the name Bolton



  • Biographical Sketches and Records of the Ezra Olin Family (including the Bolton Family) by George S. Nye.
  • James Bolton of Bolton [England] by Arthur T. Bolton.

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Vi et virtute
Motto Translation: By strength and valour.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  4. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1822
  6. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  3. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  8. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  11. ...

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

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