Bullis History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Bullis is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It is a name for someone who worked as a person who worked as a bull herder or a keeper of cattle. The surname Bullis is a name for the bull-herd, and is derived from the Old English word Bulluc, which literally means bullherder. 
Another source notes a similar origin of the name: "bull-ward-either the man who presided over the sport of bull-baiting, or the one who had the care of the 'townbull.' " 
Early Origins of the Bullis family
The surname Bullis was first found in Wiltshire where the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 listed Geoffrey Bolhard as one of the first listings of the family. The same source listed Fulco Bulard as holding lands at that time in Kent. 
Early History of the Bullis family
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Bullis Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Bullis are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Bullis include: Bullard, Buliard, Bolhard, Bulard, Bulward and others.
Early Notables of the Bullis family (pre 1700)
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In the United States, the name Bullis is the 8,853rd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Bullis or a variant listed above:
Bullis Settlers in United States in the 18th Century