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The name Bullen came to England with the ancestors of the Bullen family in the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Bullen family lived in Lincolnshire and various other areas throughout Britain. The name of this family, however, does not refer to these areas, but to the French Channel port of "Boulogne."

Bullen Early Origins



The surname Bullen was first found in various counties throughout Britain. The earliest listing of the name appears to be Gilebert de Bollon who was listed in Northumberland in 1168. Over one hundred years later, the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 listed: Pharamund de Boloynne in Buckinghamshire; Richard de Boloyne in Somerset; John de Boloyne in Cambridge; and Thomas Boloyne in Essex. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Interestingly, the rolls also listed Simon, Count of 'Buloyne' as residing in Oxford. In the reference "History of Norfolk," Simon de Boleyn was listed about the same time.

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Bullen Spelling Variations


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Bullen Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Bullen are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Bullen include Bullen, Bulen, Bullan, Bulloyne, Bouleyne, Bulleyn and many more.

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Bullen Early History


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Bullen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bullen research. Another 187 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1451, 1505, 1501, 1507, 1536, 1533, 1536, 1480, 1538, 1406, 1463, 1504, 1536, 1499, 1543, 1477 and 1539 are included under the topic Early Bullen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bullen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bullen Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir William Boleyn (1451-1505), the son of Sir Geoffrey Boleyn, a wealthy mercer and Lord Mayor of London; Admiral Sir Charles Bullen; Anne Boleyn (c.1501 or 1507-1536), Queen of England (1533-1536), 1st Marquess of Pembroke, second wife of King Henry VIII; Elizabeth Boleyn...

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

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Bullen In Ireland


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Bullen In Ireland



Some of the Bullen family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 149 words (11 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



Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Bullen, or a variant listed above:

Bullen Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Silvester Bullen who settled in Virginia in 1624
  • Silvester Bullen, who landed in Virginia in 1624-1625
  • Silvester Bullen was recorded as having arrived in Virginia between 1624 and 1625
  • Samuel Bullen arrived in Dedham, Massachusetts in 1641
  • Samuel Bullen, who arrived in Dedham, Massachusetts in 1641
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bullen Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Philip Bullen, who arrived in Charlestown, Massachusetts in 1735
  • Richard Bullen arrived in New York State in 1752
  • Conrad Bullen, who landed in North Carolina in 1763
  • Conrad Bullen arrived in North Carolina in 1763
  • John Bullen settled in Maryland in 1775

Bullen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mary Bullen, who landed in New York, NY in 1811
  • George Bullen, who landed in Indiana in 1852
  • Robert Bullen, who landed in Indiana in 1852
  • George Bullen arrived in Indiana in 1852

Bullen Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Bullen, English convict from Hertfordshire, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on August 08, 1849, settling in Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849
  • Robert Bullen arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Caroline Agnes" in 1850
  • Samuel Bullen, aged 22, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Amazon"
  • John Bullen, aged 35, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Epaminondas"
  • Joshua Bullen, aged 22, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Epaminondas"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bullen Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Rodger K Bullen landed in Bay of Islands, New Zealand in 1836
  • R. Bullen arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863
  • Robert Bullen arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863
  • Thomas Bullen arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863
  • Walter Bullen arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bullen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bullen (post 1700)



  • Charles William 'Chic' Bullen (1919-2009), American politician who served in the Utah House of Representatives from 1971 to 1977 and later in the Utah State Senate from 1977 to 1985
  • Adelaide Kendall Bullen (b. 1908), American anthropologist
  • William Bullen, English cricketer in the late 1700s who made 120 known first-class appearances
  • Nicholas Bullen (b. 1968), English composer, artist and writer from Coventry
  • Luke Bullen (b. 1973), English drummer and percussionist from Norwich
  • Sir Charles Bullen GCB GCH (1769-1853), English naval officer during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars and at the Battle of Trafalgar
  • Frank Thomas Bullen (1857-1915), English writer
  • Stafford Bullen (1925-2001), Australian circus proprietor and co-founder of the African Lion Safari, Warragamba
  • Arthur Henry Bullen (1857-1920), British man of letters who was an authority of 16th and 17th century literature, and rediscovered the work of Thomas Campion in 1899, after nearly 300 years of neglect
  • Marc Bullen (b. 1982), Australian rules footballer
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Bullen Historic Events


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Bullen Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Henry Garnet Bullen, Canadian 2nd Class passenger from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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Motto


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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: E Rege et victoria
Motto Translation: The King and victory.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1849

Other References

  1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  2. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  4. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. 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.
  8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  10. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  11. ...

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