Boltt History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The origins of the Boltt name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived on a small farm, from the Anglo Saxon word bold, which means, small farm.
Early Origins of the Boltt family
The surname Boltt was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Boltt family
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Boltt Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Boltt were recorded, including deblot,Bolt, Bold, Boald, Boalt, Boltt, Bolde, Bolte, Boult and many more.
Early Notables of the Boltt family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Boltt family
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Boltt family emigrate to North America: Margaret Bold who settled in Virginia in 1635; Andrew and Valentine Bold settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1865 and 1873 respectively; Gabriell Bolt settled in Barbados in 1635.