Bulpitt History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestry of the name Bulpitt dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. 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 Bulpitt family

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

Important Dates for the Bulpitt family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bulpitt research. Another 190 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1274, 1500, 1738, 1756, and 1780 are included under the topic Early Bulpitt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bulpitt Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Bulpitt have been found, including Bullpitt, Bulpit, Bulpitt, Bullpen, Bulpin, Bulepenne, Bullputt and many more.

Early Notables of the Bulpitt family (pre 1700)

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Bulpitt migration to the United States

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Bulpitt, or a variant listed above:

Bulpitt Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • William Bulpitt, aged 39, who arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Mauretania" from Liverpool, England [1]
  • Arthur James Bulpitt, aged 18, originally from Buriton, England, who arrived in New York City, New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Adriatic" from Southampton, England [2]
  • Edith Emily Bulpitt, aged 32, originally from Buriton, England, who arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Adriatic" from Cherbourg, France [3]
  • Annie Ada Bulpitt, aged 30, originally from Buriton, England, who arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Adriatic" from Cherbourg, France [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Bulpitt (post 1700)

  • Mr. Wayne Bulpitt C.B.E., British recipient of Commander of the Order of the British Empire on 17th June 2017, for voluntary service to the Scout Association
  • Cecil Arthur Bulpitt, Staff Captain in the British Territorial Army and corporate executive
  • Dr. Andy Bulpitt, lecturer in the School of Computing at the University of Leeds (2000-)
  • James Graham Bulpitt (1937-1999), Professor of Politics at the University of Warwick

Historic Events for the Bulpitt family

Empress of Ireland
  • Mr. Reginald Bulpitt (1890-1914), Canadian Second Class Passenger from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking [5]

Citations

  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J675-KPY : 6 December 2014), William Bulpitt, 07 Jun 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Mauretania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J66L-SM7 : 6 December 2014), Arthur James Bulpitt, 06 Aug 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Adriatic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6J1-PM9 : 6 December 2014), Edith Emily Bulpitt, 12 Feb 1921; citing departure port Cherbourg, France, arrival port New York, ship name Adriatic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6J1-P4F : 6 December 2014), Annie Ada Bulpitt, 12 Feb 1921; citing departure port Cherbourg, France, arrival port New York, ship name Adriatic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 16) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html
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