It was in the Scottish/English Borderlands that the Strathclyde-Briton people first used the ancient name Boulderstone. It was a name for someone who lived in the region of West Lothian
Early Origins of the Boulderstone family
The surname Boulderstone was first found in West Lothian
, or Linlithgow, where they were very anciently seated. The lands of Balderstone were originally held by a man named Baldhere or Bealdhere, or Baldheres town. He held a family seat
there about the year 1150.
Early History of the Boulderstone family
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Boulderstone Spelling Variations
Surnames that evolved in Scotland
in the Middle Ages often appear under many spelling variations
. These are due to the practice of spelling according to sound in the era before dictionaries had standardized the English language. Boulderstone has appeared as Balderstone, Balderstoun, Balderston, Balderton, Batherstain, Baldirston, Baldirstone, Baldirstan, Baldirstoun, Baldeston and many more.
Early Notables of the Boulderstone family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Boulderstone family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Boulderstone Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Richard Boulderstone, English convict from Chester, who was transported aboard the "Adamant" on March 16, 1821, settling in New South Wales, Australia CITATION[CLOSE]
State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Adamant voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1821 with 144 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adamant/1821
The Boulderstone Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Constance et ferme
Motto Translation: Perserverance and decision.