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

"BOLT. Hugone Bolte witnesses an Inchcolm charter c. 1178-1214 (Inchcolm, p. 5). It may be for le Bolt, 'the bold' recorded in England, 1273 "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Bolt Genealogy

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Some Famous People with the surname of Bolt

Wikipedia Robert Oxton Bolt, CBE (15 August 1924 ? 21 February 1995) was an English playwright and a two-time Oscar winning screenwriter.
Wikipedia Bruce Bolt (February 15, 1930 ? July 21, 2005) was a Professor of Earth and Planetary Science at the University of California, Berkeley.
Wikipedia Usain St.
Wikipedia Thomas Henry "Tommy" Bolt (March 31, 1916 ? August 30, 2008) was an American professional golfer.
Wikipedia Chris Bolt is a British economist and, since 5 July 2004, non-executive chairman of the Office of Rail Regulation, the national economic and safety regulatory authority for Britain's railways, and (separately) the arbiter for the London Underground public-private partnership.
Wikipedia Klaas Bolt (March 6, 1927, Appingedam ? April 11, 1990, Haarlem) was a Dutch organist and improviser.
Wikipedia Jan Bolt (February 3, 1876, in Groningen ? May 7, 1967, in Laren) was a Dutch gymnast who competed in the 1908 Summer Olympics.
Wikipedia Lieutenant Colonel John F.