Moses Bullard

about 1735–
Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Moses

When Moses Bullard was born about 1735, in Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Benjamin Bullard, was 55 and his mother, Elizabeth Shepard, was 28.

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Benjamin Bullard
1680–1740
Elizabeth Shepard
1707–1760
Isaac Bullard
1729–
Moses Bullard
1735–
Mary Bullard
1731–1756
Anne Bullard
1736–
Abner Bullard
1740–1741

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Name Meaning

English:1. most probably from bullward, an occupational name for someone who looked after a bull. 2. alternatively, it may be a nickname for a fraudster, from Old French, Middle English bole ‘fraud’, ‘deceit’ + the pejorative suffix -(h)ard, or a nickname for a rotund man, from a pejorative derivative of Old French boule ‘round’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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