Show ContentsBullets History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Bullets name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in Surrey. "Whilst this may occasionally be a late development of BULLED ‘bull-head’, as regularly explained, the main source is clearly different. We have probably a diminutive of Old French boule ‘round’ found in the French surnames Boule, Boulle, Boulot, Bou/et, Boullot and Boullet which Dauzat explains as ‘un individu gros, arrondi’. The noun bullet is from French boulet, a diminutive of boule ‘ball’ " 1

Another source claims the name denoted a "dweller at the sign of the bull's head; one with a bull-shaped head." 2

Early Origins of the Bullets family

The surname Bullets was first found in Surrey where Robert le Bulet was recorded in the Curia Regis Rolls of 1194. Also in Surrey, we found the Subsidy Rolls of 1290 listed Robert le Bolete there as holding lands. 1

Early History of the Bullets family

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Bullets Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Bullets has undergone many spelling variations, including Bullhead, Bullitt, Bullet, Bullett, Boleheved, Bullit, Bullhed and many more.

Early Notables of the Bullets family

Notables of the family at this time include Adam Bullhead, a prominent 14th century landholder in Yorkshire.Some of family remained in France as we found Pierre Bullet (c. 1639-1716) was...
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Migration of the Bullets family

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Bullets were among those contributors: a number of settlers who arrived in the New World by the 19th century.

  1. Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. Smith, Eldson Coles, New Dictionary of American Family Names New York: Harper & Row, 1956. Print on Facebook