Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name is derived from the ancient Lords of Buclogh where the surname means large mountain.
Early Origins of the Bulkeley family
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 Bulkeley family
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Bulkeley 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 Bulkeley 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 Bulkeley include: Bulkeley, Bulkely, Buckly, Bulkelly, Bulhilly, Buhilly and many more.
Early Notables of the Bulkeley 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...
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Migration of the Bulkeley family to Ireland
Some of the Bulkeley family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Bulkeley 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 Bulkeley or a variant listed above:
Bulkeley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Bulkeley Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Bulkeley (post 1700)
The Bulkeley 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
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