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The origins of the Boulter surname lie with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name Boulter began when someone in that family worked as a sifter of meal. Other evidence suggests that the surname Boulter 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.

Boulter Early Origins



The surname Boulter was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Boulter Spelling Variations


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Boulter Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Boulter has appeared include Boulter, Bolter, Boulder, Bolteir and others.

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Boulter Early History


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Boulter Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boulter research. Another 65 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1272, 1635, 1709, 1694, 1635, 1709, 1694, 1698, 1701, 1672, 1742, 1724, 1742 and 1719 are included under the topic Early Boulter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Boulter Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Boulter Early Notables (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...

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Boulter Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Boulter In Ireland


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Boulter In Ireland



Some of the Boulter 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Boulter arrived in North America very early:

Boulter Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Nathanial Boulter who settled in Hampton New Hampshire in 1630
  • Isaac Boulter, who arrived in Maryland in 1679
  • Nathaniel Boulter, who arrived in Hampton, NH in 1685

Boulter Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Boulter settled in New England in 1748

Boulter Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Boulter, who landed in Texas in 1835

Boulter Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Jane Boulter, English convict from Worcester, who was transported aboard the "America" on December 30, 1830, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1830 with 135 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1830
  • John Boulter, English convict from Leicester, who was transported aboard the "Agincourt" on July 6, 1844, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Agincourt voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 226 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agincourt/1844

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Contemporary Notables of the name Boulter (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Boulter (post 1700)



  • George D. Boulter, American Republican politician, Member of Maine State Senate 1st District, 1931-32
  • Frederick Boulter, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Stonington; Elected 1918, 1920; First Selectman of Stonington, Connecticut, 1919
  • Eldon Beau Boulter (b. 1942), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from Texas 13th District, 1985-89; Defeated, 1992; Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1988
  • Eldon Beau Boulter (b. 1942), American politician, Republican congressman from Texas (1985-1989)
  • Roy Boulter (b. 1964), English rock-pop drummer
  • William Ewart Boulter (1892-1955), English soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross for deeds during WWI
  • Ana Boulter (b. 1976), British television presenter
  • Stanley Carr Boulter (1852-1917), British lawyer and businessman, who founded The Law Debenture Corporation
  • Rosalyn Boulter (1917-1997), British actress
  • John Boulter, British tenor from Gillingham, Kent
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Boulter Historic Events


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Boulter Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. William Boulter, British Ordinary Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

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Boulter Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1830 with 135 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1830
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 24) Agincourt voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1844 with 226 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/agincourt/1844

Other References

  1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  5. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Boulter Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Boulter 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.

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