Buliard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The history of the name Buliard dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from a member of the family who worked as a person who worked as a bull herder or a keeper of cattle. The surname Buliard is a name for the bull-herd, and is derived from the Old English word Bulluc, which literally means bullherder. 
Another source notes a similar origin of the name: "bull-ward-either the man who presided over the sport of bull-baiting, or the one who had the care of the 'townbull.' " 
Early Origins of the Buliard family
The surname Buliard was first found in Wiltshire where the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 listed Geoffrey Bolhard as one of the first listings of the family. The same source listed Fulco Bulard as holding lands at that time in Kent. 
Early History of the Buliard family
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Buliard Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Buliard has undergone many spelling variations, including Bullard, Buliard, Bolhard, Bulard, Bulward and others.
Early Notables of the Buliard family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Buliard family
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Buliard were among those contributors: Robert Bullard who arrived in New England in 1634 and Henry Bullard who sailed to Virginia in 1636. Major-General Robert Lee Bullard, who was born at Youngsboro in Alabama in 1861.