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The name Bulter is Anglo-Saxon in origin. It was a name given to a sifter of meal. Other evidence suggests that the surname Bulter was established as an area called Boulder. From there people acquired the surname. The name is also derived from the Old English word bulder which means boulder or cobblestone. Alternatively the name could have been derived from the word bolter which was a miller. Boulter's Lock and Boutler's Island are both located on the River Thames on the eastern side of Maidenhead, Berkshire.

Bulter Early Origins



The surname Bulter was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Bulter Spelling Variations


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Bulter Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Bulter include Boulter, Bolter, Boulder, Bolteir and others.

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Bulter Early History


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Bulter Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bulter research. Another 65 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1272, 1635, 1709, 1694, 1635, 1709, 1694, 1698, 1701, 1672, 1742, 1724, 1742 and 1719 are included under the topic Early Bulter History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bulter Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bulter Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Edmund Boulter (c.1635-1709), a London merchant and politician, Sheriff of London (1694); Edmund Boulter ( c. 1635-1709), a London merchant and politician, Sheriff of London in...

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bulter Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bulter In Ireland


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Bulter In Ireland



Some of the Bulter family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Bulter were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Bulter Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joh Heinr Bulter, aged 33, landed in America in 1813-1820
  • Joh Jos Bulter, aged 30, landed in America in 1813-1820
  • Edward Bulter, aged 27, arrived in Missouri in 1840
  • Bernh Bulter, who arrived in America in 1841
  • Christoph Bulter, who landed in Cincinnati, Oh in 1842

Bulter Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Bulter, aged 18, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Warwick" in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bulter (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bulter (post 1700)



  • Rhoda Bulter (1929-1994), Scottish author and poet

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    3. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    4. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    5. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    9. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    11. ...

    The Bulter Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bulter 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.

    This page was last modified on 16 September 2013 at 14:16.

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