The origins of the Bullas surname lie with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name Bullas began when someone in that family worked as a person who worked as a bull herder or a keeper of cattle. The surname Bullas is a name for the bull-herd,
and is derived from the Old English word Bulluc,
which literally means bullherder.
Early Origins of the Bullas family
The surname Bullas was first found in Suffolk
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Bullas family
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Bullas Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Bullas has appeared include Bullard, Buliard, Bolhard, Bulard, Bulward and others.
Early Notables of the Bullas family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bullas family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Bullas arrived in North America very early: 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.