Bulgin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Bulgin is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It was a name for someone who was a person of strong character or who was physically strong and big.
Early Origins of the Bulgin family
The surname Bulgin was first found in Somerset, where John le Bole was one of the first listings of the name found in 1284. The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list: William le Bole in Cambridgeshire; Geoffrey Bolle in Staffordshire; Ralph le Bule in Oxfordshire; and Robert le Bule in Somerset.
The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 list: Willelmus Bulle; and Elena Bull. 
Wulfin Bule was listed in the Pipe Rolls of Hampshire in 1170, Hulle le Bule was listed in the Pipe Rolls of Somerset in 1201, William le Bole was listed in the Curia Regis Rolls for Surrey in 1214 and Ralph le Bulle was listed in Northumberland in 1288. 
The name reached as far north as Scotland where the name Bull was evident from 1296 when William Bull of Ayrshire rendered homage, to King Edward I of England on his brief conquest of Scotland. 
Important Dates for the Bulgin family
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Bulgin Spelling Variations
Bulgin has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Bulgin have been found, including Bull, Bule, Bulls, Buyll, Bula and others.
Early Notables of the Bulgin family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Dr. John Bull (1552-1628) English composer, organist, virginalist, organ builder, and keyboard virtuoso, composer of "God Save the Queen."
Henry Bull (d. 1575?), theological writer, a native of Warwickshire, was a demy of Magdalen College, Oxford, in 1535, and full fellow and B.A. in 1540.
John Bull (1563?-1628), was an musician, 'of the same family, as it seems, with those of his name in Somersetshire.' "According to the pedigree of the Bulls of Peglinch or Peylinch in the parish of Wellow (which is to be found in the visitation of Somersetshire held in 1623), he may...
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Bulgin migration to the United States
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Bulgins to arrive on North American shores:
Bulgin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Elizabeth Bulgin, aged 70, who landed in America from London, England, in 1904
- Margaret Bulgin, aged 25, who settled in America from Brischam, England, in 1907
- Alfred Septimus Bulgin, aged 17, who immigrated to America from Woolwich, England, in 1913
- Harry Bulgin, aged 57, who settled in America destined Las Vegas, U.S.A., in 1921
- Joseph Henry Bulgin, aged 9, who landed in America destined Las Vegas, U.S.A., in 1921
Bulgin migration to Canada
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Bulgin Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
- Laura Bulgin, aged 19, who settled in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1903
- Agnes Bulgin, aged 23, who immigrated to St. John's, Newfoundland in 1906
- Minnie Bulgin, aged 19, who settled in Twillingate, Newfoundland, in 1910
- Susie Bulgin, aged 28, who immigrated to Twillingate, Newfoundland, in 1922
- Arthur Bulgin, aged 28, who settled in Twillingate, Newfoundland, in 1922
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