The surname Bulley was first found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhùn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Area, where one of the first records of the name was William Bully was listed as a bailie of Edinburgh in 1403. Bulley is a hamlet in Gloucestershire, almost 7 miles (11 km) west of the city of Gloucester.
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It is only in the last few hundred years that rules have developed and the process of spelling according to sound has been abandoned. Scottish names from before that time tend to appear under many different spelling variations. Bulley has been spelled Bully, Bulley, Bullie and others.
Early Notables of the Bulley family (pre 1700)
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Unwelcome in their beloved homeland, many Scots sailed for the colonies of North America. There, they found land and freedom, and even the opportunity to make a new nation in the American War of Independence. These Scottish settlers played essential roles in the founding of the United States, and the shaping of contemporary North America. Among them:
Bulley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Mathew Bulley, who settled in Maryland in 1727
Captain Bulley who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1763
Bulley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century