The history of the Buelling family name begins in the German province of Bavaria
. Buelling is a nickname
surname, a class of German names derived from eke-names, or added names, that described people by a personal characteristic or other attribute. Buelling is a name for a bold or daring person. The family name Buelling is an Anglicized form of the Bavarian surname Buljong, or Bohlung, which is derived from the German word balt, which means bold or daring. Buelling is also a name for a person with a loud voice, which is derived from the German word bullen, which means to roar. The surname Buelling is also derived from the Old German personal name
Bulling, which means a close relation or beloved. Furthermore, the surname is a local
type of surname as there are several places in Germany
named Bulling, Bullinge or Bullinger. Another example of this is the name of the German-Swiss town of Bullingen. These place-names derived their origin from the German word buehel, which means a hill. During the Middle Ages, the Buelling family emerged as a notable family in Bavaria
and it made a significant contribution to the social, economic and political development of the region.
Early Origins of the Buelling family
The surname Buelling was first found in Bavaria
, where the name Bulling emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families of the region. From the 13th century the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.
Early History of the Buelling family
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Buelling Spelling Variations
In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians
spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations
of the name Buelling include Bulling, Buling, Buhlling, Buhling, Beulling, Beuling, Beuhlling, Beuhling, Bullinger, Buelling, Bueling, Buehlling and many more.
Early Notables of the Buelling family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Buelling family to the New World and Oceana
The great European flow of migration to North America, which began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century, was particularly attractive to those from Bavaria
who wished to escape either poverty or religious persecution. For many Bavarian tenant
farmers, the chance to own their own land was a major incentive. So the widespread colonization of the United States began in 1650, when many immigrants from Germany
settled in pockets in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. In Canada, German settlement centered in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Among those of this surname listed in various historical records were: Thomas Bulling, who settled in Virginia in 1653; Joseph Bulling settled in Maryland in 1723; Hans Martin who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732; Christian Bullinger who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1737 and Henrich Bullinger who was also recorded as having arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738.