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Boulden History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English , Scottish


The roots of the Boulden surname reach back to the language of the Viking settlers who populated the rugged shores of Scotland in the Medieval era. The Boulden surname comes from someone having lived on the lands of Bowden, in Roxburghshire where the family held lands since the early Middle Ages.


Early Origins of the Boulden family


The surname Boulden was first found in Cheshire, where they held a family seat from very early times, and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. They were originally of Bodin in Normandy.

Early History of the Boulden family


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Boulden Spelling Variations


Spelling variations are extremely common among Scottish names dating from this era because the arts of spelling and translation were not yet standardized. Spelling was done by sound, and translation from Gaelic to English was generally quite careless. In different records, Boulden has been spelled Bowden, Bouden, Boulden, Bouldene, Bolden, Boldane, Boldan, Boden, Bodden and many more.

Early Notables of the Boulden family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Boulden family to Ireland


Some of the Boulden family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 61 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Boulden family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Boulden Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Richard Boulden, (b. 1841), aged 42, Cornish farmer travelling aboard the ship "Duchess of Argyle" arriving in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on 5th February 1883 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 19). Emigrants to Australia NSW 1860 -88 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/nsw_passenger_lists_1860_88.pdf
  • Mrs. Anne Boulden, (b. 1843), aged 40, Cornish settler travelling aboard the ship "Duchess of Argyle" arriving in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on 5th February 1883 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 19). Emigrants to Australia NSW 1860 -88 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/nsw_passenger_lists_1860_88.pdf
  • Mr. Richard H Boulden, (b. 1872), aged 11, Cornish settler travelling aboard the ship "Duchess of Argyle" arriving in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on 5th February 1883 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 19). Emigrants to Australia NSW 1860 -88 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/nsw_passenger_lists_1860_88.pdf
  • Mr. William J Boulden, (b. 1876), aged 7, Cornish settler travelling aboard the ship "Duchess of Argyle" arriving in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on 5th February 1883 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 19). Emigrants to Australia NSW 1860 -88 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/nsw_passenger_lists_1860_88.pdf
  • Mr. Joseph M Boulden, (b. 1881), aged 2, Cornish settler travelling aboard the ship "Duchess of Argyle" arriving in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on 5th February 1883 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 19). Emigrants to Australia NSW 1860 -88 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/nsw_passenger_lists_1860_88.pdf
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Boulden Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Boulden, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Edwin Fox" in 1875
  • Joshua Boulden, aged 27, a painter, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Hurunui" in 1877

Contemporary Notables of the name Boulden (post 1700)


  • Timothy U. Boulden, American Republican politician, Member of Delaware State House of Representatives 23rd District; Elected 1998 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Levi Boulden, American politician, Member of Delaware State House of Representatives from New Castle County, 1824 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • George M. Boulden, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Elkton, Maryland, 1963-78 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations


  1. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 19). Emigrants to Australia NSW 1860 -88 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/nsw_passenger_lists_1860_88.pdf
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 29) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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