coat of arms shopping cart

128 bit SSL Encrypted Secure Shopping

ecommerce provided by Yahoo! Small Business

family crests


Coat of Arms & Family Crests Store

Bula Coat of Arms / Bula Family Crest

Bula Coat of Arms / Bula Family Crest

The surname of BULA was a Belgium surname, meaning 'the son of Bulla'. It arrived early in England, and found its home in Yorkshire. For long periods of history, the northern part of Belgium was administratively united with the Netherlands. The Flemish language, spoken in northern Belgium, is very closely related to Dutch, and its surnames are often or nearly identical to Dutch, and have been influenced by both German and French surnames, which began in the second half of the 12th century, slightly later than in England and France. Early records of the name in England mention John de la Bulehuse, who was documented in 1224 in County Hampshire, and Henry de Bolus appears in 1327 in County Derbyshire. William Bolehouse was recorded in Somerset in the same year, and Thomas Bulluse and John Bolouse appear in 1478 in Sheffield and Yorkshire. The name was also used as an occupational name 'the worker at the bull-house' one who was employed to look after the bulls. Occupational surnames originally denoted the actual occupation followed by the individual. At what period they became hereditary is a difficult problem. Many of the occupational names were descriptive and could be varied. In the Middle Ages, at least among the Christian population, people did not usually pursue specialized occupations exclusively to the extent that we do today, and they would, in fact, turn their hand to any form of work that needed to be done, particularly in a large house or mansion, or on farms and smallholdings. In early documents, surnames often refer to the actual holder of an office, whether the church or state. A later instance of the name mentions William Bullos who was listed in the Wills at Lancashire in 1502. It has long been a matter of doubt when the bearing of coats of arms first became hereditary and it was not until the Crusades that Heraldry came into general use. Men went into battle heavily armed and were difficult to recognise. It became the custom for them to adorn their helmets with distinctive crests, and to paint their shields with animals and the like. Coats of arms accompanied the development of surnames, becoming hereditary in the same way.

Orders over $90 qualify for Free Shipping within the U.S.
(Use coupon code: FREESHIP).



Last Updated: Dec. 1st, 2021

keywords: history, historical, research, surname, origin, family shield, code of arms, genealogy, escudo, wappen, heraldic, clan, badge, shields, coats, irish, scottish, german, french, italian, spanish, welsh, heraldique, dutch, swiss, hungarian, polish, origins, shield, family, genealogical, escudo de armas, arms, armas, dutch, halberts, house of names, hall of names, hrc, historical research, swyrich, clan, crests, badge, crest, scottish, badges, clans, highland games