Meaning and Origin of: Bulmer

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : habitational name from either of two places called Bulmer, in North Yorkshire and Essex, or from Boulmer in Northumberland. The first, recorded in Domesday Book as Bolemere, is named in Old English with bula ‘bull’ + mere ‘lake’, as is Boulmer; the second, found in early records as Bulenemera, is from bulena (genitive plural of bula) + mere ‘lake’.