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From: "D. Spencer Hines" <>
Subject: Re: Bulkley Ancestors in Normandy 1050-1150
Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2007 14:56:09 -1000
What is this original bloke trying to do, show that Bulkeley is a NORMAN
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On Feb 9, 9:20 pm, "taf" <> wrote:
> On Feb 9, 1:11 pm, "taf" <> wrote:
> > On Feb 9, 12:29 pm, "Tony Hoskins" <> wrote:
> > > The suffix "legh/ley" is so widespread and so demonstrably
> > > Anglo-Saxon -
> > > meaning "field" - as to scarcely warrant discussion. The presence of a
> > > bull on the family's coat of arms notwithstanding, a gut response to
> > > this discussion would be to posit a quite prosaic origin for the name:
> > > "the field in which bulls reside", for instance.
> > This is, in fact, the general consensus for the origin of the name of
> > Bulkeley - Bullock field.
> Just to amplify, it is thought to derive from "bulluca-leh".
> There is a decent (though dated) AS dictionary at:
It is quite clear that the name Bulkeley is derived from the old Saxon
term 'b_ll_ocks-leigh' meaning 'a load of old b_ll_cks'.
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