Boulder History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Boulder is a name that was formed by the Anglo-Saxon society of old Britain. The name was thought to have been used for someone who once worked as a sifter of meal. Other evidence suggests that the surname Boulder 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 or cobblestone. 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 Boulder family
The surname Boulder was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Boulder family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boulder research. Another 33 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1272, 1635, 1709, 1694, 1635, 1709, 1694, 1698, 1701, 1672, 1742, 1724, 1742, 1719 and 1671 are included under the topic Early Boulder History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Boulder Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Boulder include Boulter, Bolter, Boulder, Bolteir and others.
Early Notables of the Boulder 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 July 1694, Member of Parliament for Boston (1698-1701); and Dr. Hugh Boulter (1672-1742), Church...
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Migration of the Boulder family to Ireland
Some of the Boulder family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
| Boulder migration to New Zealand ||+|
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Boulder Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- H. Boulder, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Queen of the Deep" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 14th June 1854