Bulman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient name of Bulman finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from a name for a keeper of the bull. This surname was originally derived from the Old English buleman where its origins can be traced to Northumberland.

Early Origins of the Bulman family

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

Early History of the Bulman family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bulman research. Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1209, 1273, 1390, 1392, 1530, 1569, 1577, 1601, 1662, and 1686 are included under the topic Early Bulman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bulman Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Bulman family name include Bullman, Buleman, Boleman, Bulleman, Bulman and many more.

Early Notables of the Bulman family (pre 1700)

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United States Bulman migration to the United States +

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Bulman surname or a spelling variation of the name include :

Bulman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Gerril Bulman, aged 22, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1753 [1]
  • George Bulman, aged 46, who arrived in Georgia in 1775 [1]
Bulman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Delia Bulman, aged 35, who immigrated to the United States from Ballindagan, Ireland, in 1914
  • Alice Bulman, aged 9, who immigrated to the United States from Ballindagan, Ireland, in 1914
  • Arthur Bulman, aged 44, who settled in America, in 1918
  • Christine I. P. Bulman, aged 22, who landed in America from Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1919
  • Edward Bulman, aged 20, who settled in America, in 1922
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

New Zealand Bulman migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Bulman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Robert Bulman, aged 21, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rakaia" in 1879

Contemporary Notables of the name Bulman (post 1700) +

  • Nachman Bulman (1925-2002), American rabbi associated with Orthodox Judaism
  • Timothy Ryan "Tim" Bulman (b. 1982), American football defensive end who played from 2005 to 2012
  • Larry Bulman, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 2004 [2]
  • Dale Bulman, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Wyoming, 1990 [2]
  • Matthew Kenneth "Matt" Bulman (b. 1986), English association football goalkeeper for Oxford City
  • Dannie Mark Bulman (b. 1979), English footballer who plays for AFC Wimbledon
  • Group Captain Paul Ward "Geroge" Spencer Bulman CBE, MC, AFC and Bar, (1896-1963), English test pilot, recipient of the Commander of the Order of the British Empire, Military Cross and Air Force Cross & Bar
  • Oliver Meredith Boone Bulman (1902-1974), British palaeontologist, Woodwardian Professor of Geology at the University of Cambridge, awarded the Lyell Medal (1953), Fellow of the Royal Society

HMS Hood
  • Mr. Kenneth F Bulman (b. 1920), English Petty Officer serving for the Royal Navy from Southampton, Hampshire, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [3]

The Bulman 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: Pro patria
Motto Translation: For my country.

  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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm

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