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Where did the English Bulmer family come from? What is the English Bulmer family crest and coat of arms? When did the Bulmer family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Bulmer family history?The Bulmer family name dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. The name comes from when an early member worked as a keeper of bull calves. This surname may also refer to an exuberant young man
Bulmer has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Bullmer, Bilmer, Bulmar, Bulmore, Bulmer and others.
First found in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire, where one of the first records of the name was Antetin de Bulemer (Bulmere), one of the witnesses of a letter to King David I regarding the consecration of Robert, Bishop of St. Andrews at York in 1128. The village dates back to at least the Domesday Book where it was listed as Bolemere and literally meant "pool where bulls drink." 
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bulmer research. Another 237 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1128, 1300, 1342, 1310, 1465, 1531, 1503, 1516, 1517, 1481, 1537, 1558 and 1537 are included under the topic Early Bulmer History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 195 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bulmer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Bulmers to arrive on North American shores:
Bulmer Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Bulmer Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Bulmer Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
Bulmer Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Bulmer Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
The Bulmer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bulmer Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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