The history of the Bular family name begins after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. They lived in Cornwall
. Checking further we found the name was derived from the Flemish
region of Boulaere, where the family resided before emigrating to England.
Early Origins of the Bular family
The surname Bular was first found in Cornwall
where they held a family seat
from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy
, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Bular family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bular research.Another 201 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1613, 1679, 1659, 1660, 1630, 1682, 1659, 1660, 1679, 1632, 1716, 1688 and 1689 are included under the topic Early Bular History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bular Spelling Variations
Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. When the Normans
became the ruling people of England
in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Buller, Bullar, Buler and others.
Early Notables of the Bular family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Anthony Buller (1613-1679), an English soldier and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1659 and 1660; Francis Buller (c... Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bular Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bular family to Ireland
Some of the Bular family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 74 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bular family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England
. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Bular or a variant listed above were: Thomas Buller who settled in Virginia in 1643; John Bullar settled in Virginia in 1635; Johnathon Buller arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1727..
The Bular 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: Aquila non captat muscas
Motto Translation: The eagle is no fly-catcher.