Boulde History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Boulde family

The surname Boulde was first found in Lancashire. One branch of the family later held estates at Barkisland in the West Riding of Yorkshire.

"Barkisland Hall, the ancient seat of the Gledhill family, is a stately mansion in the old English style of domestic architecture, and has long been the property of the Bolds of Bold Hall, Lancashire." [1] Bould is a hamlet in Idbury civil parish, Oxfordshire.

Moving over to Whiston, again in Lancashire, the "Bolds held the manor in Henry VIII.'s reign, from which time its descent is not distinctly traced. " [1]

Early History of the Boulde family

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Boulde Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore,spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Boulde has been recorded under many different variations, including Bold, Bolde, Bould, Bolt and others.

Early Notables of the Boulde family (pre 1700)

Notables of this surname at this time include: William Boolde (fl. 1455), English topographer and historian, said by Tanner (on the authority of a manuscript at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge) to have entered the monastery of Christ Church, Canterbury, on Lady Day, 1443. [2] Henry Bould (or Bolde) (born c. 1602), was a Welsh academic at the University of Oxford in the 17th century; and Arthur Bold (c 1604-1677), was an English lawyer and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1660 to 1677. Henry Bold (1627-1683), was a poetical writer and a descendant of the ancient Lancashire family of Bold...
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Migration of the Boulde family

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Boulde or a variant listed above: Margaret Bold who settled in Virginia in 1635; Andrew Bold arrived in Philadelphia in 1865; F.W. Bold settled in Texas in 1847.

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print on Facebook