The name Boultere finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons
. It was given to one who worked as a sifter of meal.
Other evidence suggests that the surname Boultere 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
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 Boultere family
The surname Boultere was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Boultere family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boultere 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 Boultere History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Boultere Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Boultere has been recorded under many different variations, including Boulter, Bolter, Boulder, Bolteir and others.
Early Notables of the Boultere 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... Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Boultere Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Boultere family to Ireland
Some of the Boultere family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland
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Migration of the Boultere family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Boultere or a variant listed above: 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..