Bold records on Ancestry

Ancestry is a major source of information if you are filling out your Bold family tree. A vast range of data is available to search ranging from census records, births, deaths and marriages, military records and immigration records to name but a few. Free trials are normally available and are a good way to fill out a lot of your tree quickly.

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Origins and History


New to Family History? Check out our Getting Started page. Check out House Of Names to investigate the origins of the Bold surname or get a copy of the Bold family Crest (a great gift idea!).

"BOLD. From the lands of Bold in the parish of Traquair, Peeblesshire. In the beginning of the fifteenth century the lands were occupied by John of Bolden (Buchan, Peebles, n, p. 535). Bridget Bold and two others of the name appear in the Edinburgh Marriage Register. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Bold Family Tree

Birth, Death and Marriage records are often the best method of making the links to the Bold Genealogy that will form part of your family tree. Although records vary from country to country, they are normally the most formal record of a person's relations. From the sources listed below it will be possible to locate a birth record and, from that record, a birth certificate may be obtainable which is likely to list the names of the parents, therefore taking you back another generation. A marriage certificate may also list the names of the respective fathers of the bride and groom which may then help you to find them earlier in life on a census record enabling you to fill out more detail in the Bold family tree.

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ukDid you know that there are currently 863 people with the Bold surname in the UK? Bold is now ranked number 3230 for popularity in the UK.

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ukDid you know that there are currently 3038 people with the Bold surname in the USA? Bold is ranked number 156 for popularity in the USA.

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Some Famous People with the surname of Bold

Wikipedia Philip the Bold (), also Philip II, Duke of Burgundy (January 15, 1342, Pontoise ? April 27, 1404, Halle), was the fourth son of King John II of France and his wife, Bonne of Luxembourg.
Wikipedia Charles the Bold or Charles the Rash (10 November 1433 ? 5 January 1477), baptised Charles Martin, was Duke of Burgundy from 1467 to 1477.