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The ancestry of the name Boult dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived on a small farm, from the Anglo Saxon word bold, which means, small farm.

Boult Early Origins



The surname Boult was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Boult Spelling Variations


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Boult Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Boult have been found, including deblot,Bolt, Bold, Boald, Boalt, Boltt, Bolde, Bolte, Boult and many more.

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Boult Early History


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Boult Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boult research. Another 414 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1066 and 1813 are included under the topic Early Boult History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Boult Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Boult Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Boult Notables 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Boult, or a variant listed above:

Boult Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Annis Boult, who landed in Virginia in 1623
  • George Boult, who arrived in Virginia in 1653
  • John Boult, who landed in Maryland in 1678

Boult Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • R W Boult, who arrived in Mississippi in 1899

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Contemporary Notables of the name Boult (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Boult (post 1700)



  • Sir Adrian Cedric Boult (1889-1983), English chief conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    5. 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.
    6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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    The Boult Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Boult 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 17 December 2013 at 09:47.

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