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Boulton is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in Lancashire and Yorkshire, where they derived their name from any of several places named Boulton or Bolton. The name literally means district characterized by bends from the Old English words boga and land. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
There are numerous place names throughout the north of England named after this illustrious family including Bolton le Sands in Lancashire, Bolton Castle, Bolton Percy and Bolton upon Dearne in Yorkshire. The Domesday Book of 1086 refers to Bodeltone [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
and it is generally understood that this if the first reference for most of these places.

Boulton Early Origins



The surname Boulton was first found in Lancashire, Yorkshire, Cumberland and Northumberland. The latter "is memorable as the scene of a meeting in 1209, between John, King of England, and William, King of Scotland." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
The Boldon Book was prepared on orders of Hugh du Puiset, Bishop of Durham in 1183 and while similar to the Domesday Book from a century before, the book lists lands and properties of what would later become County Durham which is now known as the North East. Only four known manuscript copies exist today. More recently, some of the family were found at Wrightington in Lancashire. "Harrock Hall, the seat of the Boulton family, was purchased in 1839 from the Rigbys, of whom, in 1567, it had already been the residence for four generations: the house, around which are 420 acres, has been restored by the present possessor." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Boulton Spelling Variations


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Boulton Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Boulton family name include Boulton, Bolton, Bolten, Boalton, Boultoun, Boultown, Boltan, Boulten and many more.

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Boulton Early History


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Boulton Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boulton research. Another 289 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1191, 1321, 1592, 1659, 1606, 1654, 1680, 1666, 1639, 1650 and are included under the topic Early Boulton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Boulton Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Boulton Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Sir Edward Bolton ( 1592-1659 ), an English-born judge who served for many years as Solicitor General for Ireland; Robert de Boulton, of Lancashire; Samuel Bolton (1606-1654), an English clergyman and...

Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Boulton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Boulton In Ireland


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Boulton In Ireland



Some of the Boulton family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Boulton surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Boulton Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Boulton, who landed in Virginia in 1610
  • Thomas Boulton, who landed in Virginia in 1628
  • Ann Boulton, who landed in Virginia in 1634
  • Nicholas Boulton, who arrived in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1644
  • William Boulton, who arrived in Maryland in 1658
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Boulton Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Boulton, who landed in Virginia in 1702
  • John Boulton, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1710
  • Richard Boulton settled in Maryland in 1719
  • DArcy Boulton, who arrived in New York in 1797

Boulton Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Giles Boulton, who arrived in New York in 1824

Boulton Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Eliza Philis Boulton arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John" in 1840 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN from London 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840John.htm
  • Thomas Boulton arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John" in 1840 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN from London 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840John.htm
  • Thomas Boulton (aged 16), a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Aurora"
  • Edwin Boulton, aged 21, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Carnatic"
  • George Boulton, aged 19, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Tantivy"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Boulton Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Boulton landed in Queen Charlotte Sound, New Zealand in 1836 aboard the ship Success
  • E Boulton landed in Kapiti, New Zealand in 1837 aboard the ship Samuel Cunnard
  • W. Boulton arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "India" in 1875
  • George Godfrey Boulton, aged 27, a farm labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1875
  • Anne Boulton, aged 26, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Halcione" in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Boulton (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Boulton (post 1700)



  • Nate Boulton, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 2000
  • Jon Boulton, American Democrat politician, Chair of Leelanau County Democratic Party, 2007
  • James E. Boulton, American politician, Representative from Wisconsin 5th District, 1966, 1970
  • Harry Boulton, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1908
  • Grace Boulton, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Oklahoma, 1972
  • Alexander Boulton, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 2004
  • Matthew Boulton (1893-1962), English film actor
  • Matthew Boulton (1728-1809), English manufacturer and engineer
  • Marjorie Boulton (b. 1924), British author and poet
  • Isaac Watt Boulton (1823-1899), British engineer, founder of the locomotive-hire business known as Boulton's Siding
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Boulton Historic Events


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Boulton Historic Events




HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Albert Arthur Boulton, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Denis Duncan Harold Owen Boulton, English 1st Class Passenger originating in Chicago, Illinois, USA returning to Liverpool, England, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

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Motto


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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: Vi et virtute
Motto Translation: By strength and valour.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN from London 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840John.htm

Other References

  1. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  8. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  11. ...

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