The origins of the Bulpit name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It comes from when the family lived at the bull-pit,
which literally means that the family lived by the hollow clearing.
Early Origins of the Bulpit family
The surname Bulpit was first found in Somerset
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Bulpit family
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Bulpit Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Bulpit were recorded, including Bullpitt, Bulpit, Bulpitt, Bullpen, Bulpin, Bulepenne, Bullputt and many more.
Early Notables of the Bulpit family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bulpit family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Bulpit family emigrate to North America:
Bulpit Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Charles Bulpit, aged 21, who emigrated to the United States from Basingstoke, England, in 1908
- William Bulpit, aged 42, who emigrated to the United States, in 1922
- William Bulpit, aged 38, who settled in America, in 1924
Contemporary Notables of the name Bulpit (post 1700)
- Stan Bulpit (1926-2006), Australian rules footballer who played with South Melbourne (1948-1950)
- Harry Bulpit (1895-1990), Australian rules footballer who played with South Melbourne (1918-1919)