Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in Bulstrode, an estate in Buckinghamshire that has long been associated with the family.
Early Origins of the Bullstrode family
Buckinghamshire, where the estate dates back to at least the Norman Conquest. An early poem states "When William conquered English ground, Bulstrode had per annum three hundred pound." The Conqueror gave the estate to the Norman follower, "he and his adherents, mounted upon Bulls, resisted the invaders and retained possession. Afterwards, accompanied by his seven sons, mounted in the same fashion, he went under safe conduct to William's court, and the Conqueror was so much amused wit the strangeness of the scene, that he permitted the stalwart Saxon to hold his lands under ancient tenure, and conferred upon him and his heirs for ever the surname of Bullstrode!" CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
Early History of the Bullstrode family
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Bullstrode Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Bullstrode has undergone many spelling variations, including Bulstrode, Bulestrod, Bulestrode, Bulstrod, Bullstrod and many more.
Early Notables of the Bullstrode family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Edward Bulstrode (1588-1659), a prominent lawyer, and his son, Sir Richard Bulstrode (1610-1711), an English soldier, diplomat and author, born at Astley, Warwickshire; he followed James II into exile and...
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Migration of the Bullstrode family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Bullstrode were among those contributors: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.
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