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Bullivant History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Bullivant comes from a name for a person who was referred to as the bon enfant, and is equivalent to the English Goodchild.

Early Origins of the Bullivant family


The surname Bullivant was first found in Oxfordshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Bullivant family


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Bullivant Spelling Variations


Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Bullivant include Bonyfant, Bonifant, Bonenfant, Bonenfand, Bonefant, Bon Effaunt, Bonyfaunt, Bolyvaunt, Bonyvant and many more.

Early Notables of the Bullivant family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Bullivant family to the New World and Oceana


Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Bullivant or a variant listed above:

Bullivant Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Benjamin Bullivant, who settled in Boston in 1688
  • Benjamin Bullivant, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1688 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Fra Bullivant, who landed in Virginia in 1699 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Francis Bullivant, who settled in Virginia in 1699

Bullivant Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Francis Bullivant, who arrived in Virginia in 1702 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Bullivant Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Frances Bullivant, aged 22, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "North"
  • Mary Bullivant, aged 20, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "North"

Contemporary Notables of the name Bullivant (post 1700)


  • Terry Bullivant (b. 1956), English football player, and manager
  • David Bullivant, member of the Bioengineering Institute at the University of Auckland

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Citations


  1. ^ 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)

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