Show ContentsBullett History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Bullett comes from the family having resided 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 Bullett family

The surname Bullett 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 Bullett family

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Bullett Spelling Variations

Bullett has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Bullhead, Bullitt, Bullet, Bullett, Boleheved, Bullit, Bullhed and many more.

Early Notables of the Bullett family (pre 1700)

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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United States Bullett migration to the United States +

In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Bulletts to arrive on North American shores:

Bullett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Rich Bullett, who landed in Virginia in 1664 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Bullett (post 1700) +

  • Scott Douglas Bullett (b. 1968), former Major League Baseball outfielder
  • Victoria "Vicky" Bullett (b. 1967), American former professional basketball player
  • Gerald William Bullett (1893-1958), British novelist, essayist and short story writer

  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
  3. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook