Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when a family lived in Bulstrode, an estate in Buckinghamshire that has long been associated with the family.
Early Origins of the Bulstroold family
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 Bulstroold family
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Bulstroold Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Bulstroold family name include Bulstrode, Bulestrod, Bulestrode, Bulstrod, Bullstrod and many more.
Early Notables of the Bulstroold family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bulstroold family to the New World and Oceana
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 Bulstroold surname or a spelling variation of the name include : a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.
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