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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.

Boulden Early Origins



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.

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Boulden Spelling Variations


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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.

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Boulden Early History


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Boulden Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boulden research. Another 354 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1150 and 1296 are included under the topic Early Boulden History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Boulden Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Boulden Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Boulden Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Boulden In Ireland


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Boulden In Ireland



Some of the Boulden family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 95 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Boulden (post 1700)


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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
  • Levi Boulden, American politician, Member of Delaware State House of Representatives from New Castle County, 1824
  • George M. Boulden, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Elkton, Maryland, 1963-78

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    2. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    4. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    5. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    6. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    7. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    10. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    11. ...

    The Boulden Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Boulden Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 29 January 2016 at 09:31.

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