The ancient name of Bouder finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from a name for a sifter of meal.
Other evidence suggests that the surname Bouder was established as an area called Boulder.
From there people acquired the surname. The name is also derived from the Old English word bulder
which means boulder
Alternatively the name could have been derived from the word bolter
which was a miller. Boulter's Lock and Boutler's Island are both located on the River Thames on the eastern side of Maidenhead, Berkshire.
Early Origins of the Bouder family
The surname Bouder was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Bouder family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bouder research.Another 65 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1272, 1635, 1709, 1694, 1635, 1709, 1694, 1698, 1701, 1672, 1742, 1724, 1742 and 1719 are included under the topic Early Bouder History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bouder Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Bouder family name include Boulter, Bolter, Boulder, Bolteir and others.
Early Notables of the Bouder family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Edmund Boulter (c.1635-1709), a London merchant and politician, Sheriff of London (1694); Edmund Boulter (c.
1635-1709), a London merchant and politician, Sheriff of London in... Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bouder Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bouder family to Ireland
Some of the Bouder family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Bouder family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Bouder surname or a spelling variation of the name include :
Bouder Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Nikolaj Bouder, aged 19, who arrived in America from Koszilne, Russia, in 1907
- Leib Bouder, aged 28, who arrived in America from Zytamir, Russia, in 1909
- Arthur Bouder, aged 10, who arrived in America, in 1914
- Joseph Bouder, who arrived in America, in 1920
- Yves Bouder, aged 30, who arrived in America, in 1921
Bouder Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
- Pierre Bouder, aged 44, who arrived in Montreal, Canada, in 1914
Contemporary Notables of the name Bouder (post 1700)
- Ashley Bouder, American ballerina, principal dancer of the New York City Ballet