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Where did the English Bullard family come from? What is the English Bullard family crest and coat of arms? When did the Bullard family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Bullard family history?

The ancient name of Bullard finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from a name for a person who worked as a bull herder or a keeper of cattle. The surname Bullard is a name for the bull-herd, and is derived from the Old English word Bulluc, which literally means bullherder.


Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Bullard family name include Bullard, Buliard, Bolhard, Bulard, Bulward and others.

First found in Suffolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bullard research. Another 393 words(28 lines of text) covering the years 1198, 1273, 1275, 1500, 1524, 1672, and 1806 are included under the topic Early Bullard History in all our PDF Extended History products.


More information is included under the topic Early Bullard Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Bullard surname or a spelling variation of the name include :

Bullard Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Bullard, who landed in Virginia in 1631
  • Robert Bullard who arrived in New England in 1634
  • Henry Bullard who sailed to Virginia in 1636
  • Tho Bullard, who landed in Virginia in 1637
  • John Bullard, who landed in Dedham, Massachusetts in 1640

Bullard Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hannah Bullard, who arrived in Virginia in 1711
  • Thomas Bullard, who landed in Virginia in 1711

Bullard Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Bullard, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1822
  • W H Bullard, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Major-General Robert Lee Bullard, who was born at Youngsboro in Alabama in 1861 and commanded the 2nd Brigade of the 1st Division of the American Expeditionary Force in France during World War I

Bullard Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Bullard, aged 34, a labourer, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Prince of Wales" in 1842
  • Jane Bullard, aged 30, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Prince of Wales" in 1842
  • William E. Bullard, aged 19, a saddler, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875


  • Eugene Bullard (1894-1961), first African-American military pilot
  • Edward Payson Bullard Sr (1841-1906), American founder of The Bullard Machine Tool Company
  • Henry Adams Bullard (1788-1851), American politician, member of the U. S. House of Representatives representing Louisiana
  • Robert Lee Bullard (1861-1947), American General
  • Sir Edward "Teddy" Crisp Bullard FRS (1907-1980), English geophysicist
  • Sir Reader Bullard KCB, KCMG, CIE (1885-1976), British Ambassador and author
  • Sir Giles Lionel Bullard KCVO CMG (1926-1992), British diplomat, British Ambassador to Bulgaria, High Commissioner to the West Indies
  • Michael Brian "Mike" Bullard (b. 1961), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey player
  • Patrick "Pat" Bullard (b. 1959), Canadian writer and comedian


  • Ancestors of Henry Ward Beecher and His Wife Eunice White Bullard by Josephine C. Frost.

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The Bullard Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bullard 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.

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