Bulhillay History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Anglo-Saxon name Bulhillay comes from the ancient Lords of Buclogh where the surname means large mountain.
Early Origins of the Bulhillay family
The surname Bulhillay was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Bulhillay family
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Bulhillay Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Bulhillay were recorded, including Bulkeley, Bulkely, Buckly, Bulkelly, Bulhilly, Buhilly and many more.
Early Notables of the Bulhillay family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Sir Richard Bulkeley (died 1573), a Welsh politician, Member of Parliament for Anglesey (1549-1552); Sir Richard Bulkeley of Beaumaris, Anglesey and Lewisham (d. 1621), English parliamentarian, knighted in 1577; his son, Thomas Bulkeley (died. c.1659), created Viscount Bulkeley of Cashel in the Peerage of Ireland on 19 January 1644; and John Bulkeley (1614-1662), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1640 and 1662.
Thomas Bulkeley, 1st Viscount Bulkeley (1585-1659), was a Welsh landowner from North Wales who supported the Royalist cause during the English Civil War. Thomas...
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Migration of the Bulhillay family to Ireland
Some of the Bulhillay family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Bulhillay family
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Bulhillay family emigrate to North America: Peter and Grace Bulkeley and their two sons who settled in Cambridge Massachusetts in 1635; William Bulkely with son and servants settled in Barbados in 1679..
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The Bulhillay 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: Nec temere, nec timide
Motto Translation: Neither rashly nor timidly