Anglo-Saxon origin. It was a name given to a person of strong character or who was physically strong and big.
Early Origins of the Bulkin family
Somerset, where John le Bole was one of the first listings of the name found in 1284. CITATION[CLOSE]
Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.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. CITATION[CLOSE]
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. CITATION[CLOSE]
Early History of the Bulkin family
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Bulkin Spelling Variations
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 Bulkin were recorded, including Bull, Bule, Bulls, Buyll, Bula and others.
Early Notables of the Bulkin family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bulkin family to the New World and Oceana
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 Bulkin family emigrate to North America: Henry Bull, who emigrated from London to Roxbury, Massachusetts in 1635; Captain Thomas Bull, who arrived in Hartford, Connecticut in 1635; John Bull, who came to Virginia in 1650.
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