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The name Bulger has changed considerably in the time that has passed since its genesis. It originally appeared in Gaelic as O Bolguidir, which likely meant yellow belly (from bolg odhar).

Bulger Early Origins



The surname Bulger was first found in Wexford (Irish: Loch Garman), founded by Vikings as Waesfjord, and located in Southeastern Ireland, in the province of Leinster, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, and, even today, the name is only very rarely found outside the province of Leinster in Ireland.

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Bulger Spelling Variations


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Bulger Spelling Variations



Because early scribes and church officials often spelled names as they sounded, a person could have many various spellings of his name.Many different spelling variations of the surname Bulger were found in the archives researched. These included Bollger, Bulger, Boulger, O'Bolger, O'Bulger, Bolger, Bolgire, Bulgire, O'Bulgire, O'Bolgire and many more.

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Bulger Early History


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Bulger Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bulger research. Another 315 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1570, 1608, 1672, and 1679 are included under the topic Early Bulger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bulger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bulger Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bulger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In the 18th and 19th centuries, thousands of Irish families fled an Ireland that was forcibly held through by England through its imperialistic policies. A large portion of these families crossed the Atlantic to the shores of North Ameri ca. The fate of these families depended on when they immigrated and the political allegiances they showed after they arrived. Settlers that arrived before the American War of Independence may have moved north to Canada at the war's conclusion as United Empire Loyalists. Such Loyalists were granted land along the St. Lawrence River and the Niagara Peninsula. Those that fought for the revolution occasionally gained the land that the fleeing Loyalist vacated. After this period, free land and an agrarian lifestyle were not so easy to come by in the East. So when seemingly innumerable Irish immigrants arrived during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s, free land for all was out of the question. These settlers were instead put to work building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. Whenever they came, Irish settlers made an inestimable contribution to the building of the New World. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the Irish name Bulger or a variant listed above, including:

Bulger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary Bulger who settled in New England in 1752
  • John Bulger settled in New England in 1758
  • Mary Bulger, who landed in America in 1760-1763

Bulger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Nelly Bulger, aged 23, landed in Maine in 1812
  • James Bulger settled in Barnstable in 1822
  • Benjamin Bulger was a planter of Twillingate in 1822
  • Patrick Bulger, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1825
  • Edward Bulger, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bulger Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Phillip Bulger settled in St. John's, Newfoundlandas a laborer in 1775 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Bulger Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mary Bulger alias Condon was married in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1803 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Richard Bulger, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1817
  • Anastasia Bulger, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1827
  • Edward Bulger, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1830
  • Michael Bulger, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1843
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bulger Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Bulger, aged 22, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Wanderer"
  • John Bulger, aged 22, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Wanderer" in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bulger (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bulger (post 1700)



  • Marc Bulger (b. 1977), American football player, voted MVP of the 2004 Pro Bowl
  • William Michael Bulger (b. 1934), American politician, President of the Massachusetts State Senate and president of the University of Massachusetts
  • Peggy Bulger (b. 1950), American folklorist
  • William M. Bulger (b. 1934), American politician
  • Anthony Bulger, British Circuit Judge

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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: Deus nobis Haec Otio Fecit
Motto Translation: God made ??us this leisure


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Citations


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  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Other References

  1. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  4. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
  5. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
  6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  8. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
  9. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
  10. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
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The Bulger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bulger Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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