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The Bulkeley surname finds its earliest origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name is derived from the ancient Lords of Buclogh where the surname means large mountain.

Bulkeley Early Origins



The surname Bulkeley 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.

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Bulkeley Spelling Variations


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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.

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Bulkeley Early History


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Bulkeley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bulkeley research. Another 401 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1206, 1638, 1573, 1549, 1552, 1621, 1577, 1659, 1644, 1614, 1662, 1640, 1662, 1585, 1659, 1688, 1658, 1660, 1661, 1568, 1650, 1634, 1685, 1660, 1665, 1666, 1660, 1710, 1692 and 1710 are included under the topic Early Bulkeley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bulkeley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bulkeley Early Notables (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...

Another 74 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bulkeley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bulkeley In Ireland


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Bulkeley In Ireland



Some of the Bulkeley family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 221 words (16 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. 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

  • Peter and Grace Bulkeley and their two sons who settled in Cambridge Massachusetts in 1635
  • Peter Bulkeley, who landed in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1635

Bulkeley Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Richard Bulkeley, who landed in Halifax Nova Scotia in 1749-1752
  • Richard Bulkeley, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1776
  • Mr. F. Bulkeley U.E. who settled in New Brunswick c. 1783 was part of the Penobscot Association [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bulkeley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bulkeley (post 1700)



  • Vice Admiral John Duncan Bulkeley (1911-1996), American Naval officer awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, the Navy Cross, and the Croix de Guerre during WWII
  • Morgan Gardner Bulkeley (1837-1922), American businessman and politician, first president of baseball's National League (1876-), mayor of Hartford, governor of Connecticut, and United States Senator
  • Thomas James Bulkeley (1752-1822), English nobleman, 7th Viscount Bulkeley, created 1st Baron Bulkeley, both titles became extinct upon his death
  • Sir Richard Bulkeley,

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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: Nec temere, nec timide
Motto Translation: Nec temere, nec timide


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  4. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  5. 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, 1968. Print.
  6. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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The Bulkeley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bulkeley 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.

This page was last modified on 18 February 2015 at 13:15.

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