Boole History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Boole comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It was a name for a person of strong character or who was physically strong and big.

Early Origins of the Boole family

The surname Boole was first found in Somerset, where John le Bole was one of the first listings of the name found in 1284. [1]The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list: William le Bole in Cambridgeshire; Geoffrey Bolle in Staffordshire; Ralph le Bule in Oxfordshire; and Robert le Bule in Somerset.

The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 list: Willelmus Bulle; and Elena Bull. [2]

Wulfin Bule was listed in the Pipe Rolls of Hampshire in 1170, Hulle le Bule was listed in the Pipe Rolls of Somerset in 1201, William le Bole was listed in the Curia Regis Rolls for Surrey in 1214 and Ralph le Bulle was listed in Northumberland in 1288. [3]

The name reached as far north as Scotland where the name Bull was evident from 1296 when William Bull of Ayrshire rendered homage, to King Edward I of England on his brief conquest of Scotland. [4]

Early History of the Boole family

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Boole Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Boole has undergone many spelling variations, including Bull, Bule, Bulls, Buyll, Bula and others.

Early Notables of the Boole family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Dr. John Bull (1552-1628) English composer, organist, virginalist, organ builder, and keyboard virtuoso, composer of "God Save the Queen." Henry Bull (d. 1575?), theological writer, a native of Warwickshire, was a demy of Magdalen College, Oxford, in 1535, and full fellow and B.A. in 1540. John Bull (1563?-1628), was an musician, 'of the same family, as it seems, with those of his name in Somersetshire.' "According to the pedigree of the Bulls of Peglinch or Peylinch in the parish of Wellow (which is to be found in the visitation of Somersetshire held in 1623), he may...
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Boole migration to the United States

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Boole were among those contributors:

Boole Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Edward Boole, who landed in Maryland in 1676 [5]
  • Jane Boole, who arrived in Maryland in 1676 [5]
Boole Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Anne Boole, who arrived in Virginia in 1703 [5]
Boole Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Sarah Boole, aged 21, who landed in New York in 1864 [5]

Boole migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Boole Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Francis Boole U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1783 [6]

Contemporary Notables of the name Boole (post 1700)

  • Ella Alexander Boole (1858-1952), born Ella Alexander, an American temperance leader and social reformer, head of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) from 1931 to 1947
  • George Boole (1815-1864), English mathematician, philosopher and logician who developed Boolean logic, which became the basis of the modern digital computer, eponym of the Boole lunar crater [7]
  • Mary Everest Boole (1832-1916), English self-taught mathematician, an author of didactic works on mathematics, wife of George Boole
  • Lucy Everest Boole (1862-1904), Irish chemist and pharmacist and professor at the London School of Medicine for Women, the first female Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chemistry, daughter of George Boole
  • Alicia Boole Stott (1860-1940), Irish mathematician

Citations

  1. ^ Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  4. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  5. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  6. ^ 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
  7. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 5 Feb. 2019
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