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
Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Early History of the Boulder family
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Boulder Spelling Variations
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)
(c. 1635-1709), a London merchant and politician, Sheriff of London in...
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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.
Migration of the Boulder family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Boulder were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Nathanial Boulter who settled in Hampton New Hampshire in 1630; William Boulter settled in New England in 1748; John Bolteir settled in Virginia in 1654..
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