Origin of the Bolt Surname

The surname Bolt appears to be occupational in origin.  Research indicates that it can be associated with the Germans and English, meaning "one who made and sold bolts."

Source: The World Book of Bolts by Halbert's Family Heritage

Bolt Research

United Kingdom

United Kingdom and Commonwealth Research Links

United States


Georgia's Virtual Vault
Georgia Death Certificates 1919-1927

South Carolina

South Carolina Archives

South Carolina Death Indexes 1915-1957

South Carolina State Archives Searchable Database

The South Caroliniana Library 
 At the University of South Carolina, is establishing a Bolt Collection.  The SCL has an online searchable catalog, and houses the original manuscript of the Laurens County cemeteries transcription books.  You may donate South Carolina Bolt related manuscripts to the Bolt Collection, and SCL is seeking items related to South Carolinians' 20th century military service.  Contact Mr. Henry Fulmer at phone 803.777.5183 for more information.

Spartanburg Death Indexes 1849-2007 

Laurens Co. Library - "The South Carolina Room"



MyHenryCounty.com History Trek
A virtual trek through historic Henry Co. VA
(Experience what it must have been like for our Bolts)

Fauquier Co. Library - "The Virginiana Room"

Surnames of Families of Floyd Co., Virginia

John Smith's Map of Virginia
Source: UK National Archives

Library of Virginia

New River Historical Society 

The Mountain Laurel

USGenWeb Archives for Virginia Counties

Virginia Research Locations by County

Bolt Researchers

Click the following ancestor names for e-mail addresses
to related Bolt researchers:

Abraham Bolt

Benjamin Bolt

John Bolt Sr.

Mary Bolt Garrard

Robert Bolt Jr.


Bolt Links

DLB's John Bolt Sr. Genealogy

JH's John Bolt Sr. Genealogy

 Jason Hansen's Bolt Ancestors Blog

 EG's John Bolt Jr. Genealogy

Bolt-Sutphin Photos

The Mabry Photo Archive

Bolt Bible Records

Abraham Bolt Bible Transcription
This transcription was discovered among family documents
in Seneca, South Carolina in 2003.  This record is believed to be

 copied from the original family bible of Abraham Bolt, as referenced in his
Rev. War pension.  THIS BIBLE MAY STILL EXIST!!  Please
contact us if you have knowledge of the whereabouts of Abraham's bible. 

Dutton/Sparks/Bolt Bible 

Radcliff/Bolt/Cline Bible

Library of Virginia - Bolt/Mabry Bible

Bolt Document Links on Footnote

Abraham Bolt Land Grant

Abraham Bolt Rev. War Pension

Robert Bolt Sr. Deed

Misc. Research Links

Access Genealogy
(There are many Bolts listed in the Civil War Index)

Bible Records Online

Braswell Genealogy
The Braswells connect to the Bolts and Barrons
through Mary Bolt and John Garrard

Carolina Maps

DAR Library - Online Catalog
Several books authored by Bolts, including one on
the descendants of Isaac Bolt and Elizabeth Booten
(Isaac is the son of John Bolt Sr.)

Genealogy Buff Library
Searchable obit database

 The Gold Bug Store
Online site that sells software and reproductions of
maps as early as the 16th century

National Obituary Archive
Several Bolts are listed

Sons of the American Revolution Patriot Index
Abraham Bolt is listed

Strictly By Name
Mail-order record copies and transcriptions

Surname Rankings

Oral History Links
If your family has family stories to share,
don't procrastinate, record it now!
Following are website links that may
help you:

Step-by-Step Guide to Oral History
 by Judith Moyer

Tips for Oral History Interviewing
 by Kip Sperry

Oral History links at Cyndi's List


Please notify webmistress if links become inactive
Contributions welcome!
(Many thanks to DL Bolt for his many links contributions, and
to MW Bolt for the Bolt Family Crest.)
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This page last updated: 06/18/12