The Bulloch surname is derived from the Middle English word "bullok," from the Old English "bulluc," which refer to a "young bull." As a name, it most likely evolved from a nickname
for an exuberant young man, or a metonymic occupational
name for a keeper of bullocks.
Early Origins of the Bulloch family
The surname Bulloch was first found in Roxburghshire
where one of the earliest records of the name was Adam Bulloc who witnessed an agreement the abbot and the monks of Newbattle c. 1250. A few years later, Richard Bullock was slain at the Battle of Cambok in 1278. CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
Balloch Castle was north-east of the village of Kenmore, Perth and Kinross and was built in 1552. In the early 19th century, Balloch Castle was demolished by the Campbells of Breadalbane so that a new much larger castle could be built.
Early History of the Bulloch family
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Bulloch Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Bullock, Bullocke, Bulloch, Bullok, Bulloc and others.
Early Notables of the Bulloch family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bulloch family to Ireland
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Migration of the Bulloch family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Bulloch Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- James Bulloch, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1730 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)
Bulloch Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- James Bulloch, who arrived in Canada in 1820
Contemporary Notables of the name Bulloch (post 1700)
- William Bellinger Bulloch (1777-1852), American politician, United States Senator from Georgia in 1813, Mayor of Savannah (1809-1811) and (1811-1812)
- Martha Stewart "Mittie" Bulloch (1835-1884), American socialite, mother of Theodore Roosevelt
- James Stephens Bulloch (1793-1849), early American planter, grandfather of Theodore Roosevelt
- James Dunwoody Bulloch (1823-1901), American chief foreign agent for the Confederate States
- Irvine Bulloch (1842-1898), American Confederate Navy officer, brother of Martha Bulloch Roosevelt, mother of Theodore Roosevelt
- Archibald Bulloch (1730-1777), American lawyer and politician, 3rd Governor of Georgia in 1777, great-great-grandfather of Theodore Roosevelt
- Jeremy Bulloch (b. 1945), British actor, best known for the role of the bounty hunter Boba Fett in the original Star Wars trilogy
- Gordon Bulloch (b. 1975), Scottish rugby union player
- Angela Bulloch (b. 1966), Canadian-born, British artist
- Rear Admiral Joseph Bulloch Coghlan (1844-1908), American officer in the United States Navy during the American Civil War and the Spanish-American War, eponym of USS Coghlan (DD-326) and USS Coghlan (DD-606)
The Bulloch Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Nil conscire sibi
Motto Translation: Conscious of no wrong