In ancient Anglo-Saxon England
, the ancestors of the Bulestrode surname lived in Bulstrode, an estate in Buckinghamshire
that has long been associated with the family.
Early Origins of the Bulestrode family
The surname Bulestrode was first found in Buckinghamshire
, where the estate dates back to at least the Norman Conquest
. An early poem states "When William conquered English ground, Bulstrode had per annum three hundred
pound." The Conqueror gave the estate to the Norman follower, "he and his adherents, mounted upon Bulls, resisted the invaders and retained possession. Afterwards, accompanied by his seven sons, mounted in the same fashion, he went under safe conduct to William's court, and the Conqueror was so much amused wit the strangeness of the scene, that he permitted the stalwart Saxon to hold his lands under ancient tenure, and conferred upon him and his heirs for ever the surname of Bullstrode!" CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early History of the Bulestrode family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bulestrode research.Another 265 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1205, 1221, 1273, 1407, 1588, 1592, 1617, 1675, 1588, 1659, 1610, 1711, 1650, 1724 and 1717 are included under the topic Early Bulestrode History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bulestrode Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Bulestrode are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Bulestrode include: Bulstrode, Bulestrod, Bulestrode, Bulstrod, Bullstrod and many more.
Early Notables of the Bulestrode family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Edward Bulstrode (1588-1659), a prominent lawyer, and his son, Sir Richard Bulstrode (1610-1711), an English soldier, diplomat and author, born at Astley, Warwickshire; he followed James II into exile and... Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bulestrode Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bulestrode family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Bulestrode or a variant listed above: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.