Of all the Anglo-Saxon
names to come from Britain, Bulstroode is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in Bulstrode, an estate in Buckinghamshire
that has long been associated with the family.
Early Origins of the Bulstroode family
The surname Bulstroode was first found in 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 Bulstroode family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bulstroode research.Another 265 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1205, 1221, 1273, 1407, 1588, 1592, 1617, 1675, 1588, 1659, 1610, 1711, 1650, 1724 and 1717 are included under the topic Early Bulstroode History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bulstroode Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Bulstroode has been spelled many different ways, including Bulstrode, Bulestrod, Bulestrode, Bulstrod, Bullstrod and many more.
Early Notables of the Bulstroode 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... Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bulstroode Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bulstroode family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Bulstroodes to arrive in North America: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.