Rosie Bullerwell
Rosie Bullerwell #farmer

Rosie currently attends Newcastle High school for girls and is enjoying her time in reception.
You can contact Rosie's parents Victoria and Tom by clicking here.


The surname Bullerwell is of Scottish origin dating back to the 15th century. The name has roots from Olde English which pre dates the 7th century. In old English 'bula' meant 'bull' and 'well' meant a spring or stream, so Bullerwell had the meaning 'bull's stream'.

Various spellings of the name have appeared in records over the last 600 years. BuIlirwell, Bullirwel, Bowlyrwell, Bullerwale, Bullarwall, Bullenwell.

  • 1489 George BuIlirwell shown in the Burgh Records of Dumfermline during the reign of King James IV of Scotland.
  • 1491 Alison Bullirwel Dunfermline.
  • 1492 Alesone Bowlyrwell of Dunfermline.
  • 1527 The medievil monasterii of Cambuskenneth show in it’s records Sir John Bullerwale who was curate of the Arryngrosk Church.
  • 1662 James Bullarwall appears as burgess of Selkirk.
  • 1663 William Bullerwall was burgess of Jedburgh.
  • 1669 Mr. James Bullerwall was schoolmaster at Duns in Berwickshire.
  • 1756 George Bullenwell was deacon of shoemakers in Jedburgh.

Bullerwell is the 481,229th most common
surname in the world

Approximately 505
people have this surname


The name Rosie is of English origin and is a diminutive form of the word Rose which comes from Latin.

How does Rosie look in other languages?

Rosie in Japanese ローシー

In Russian Рози

Hindi रोजी

Chinese 羅西

Thai โรซี่

Punjabi ਰੋਜ਼ੀ

Hebrew רוזי

Arabic روزي

Rosie in binary 01010010 01101111 01110011 01101001 01100101

According to the site How unique is your name, Rosie Bullerwell is one of the most unique names in the UK.

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Rosie's Great Grandmother

Elsie Baron (center), carrying Rosie's grandad Baron during World War II


Knobbyends 1934

Where's my house?

In the image above you can see Thornley Lane from the bottom of the photo. Towards the top middle (slightly left) you can see Knobbyends Lane and the site of Selby's grave. The image is from Britain from Above and is used in accordance with their terms and conditions.

Old map of County Durham, circa 1750 (click image for link to original)
Knobbyends from google maps, © 2018 Copyright google map data

Selby's Grave - Knobbyends

There is a local story dating back to the 17th century about a man named Selby who was a prominent Parliamentarian. After the execution of Charles I in 1649 and the reign of Oliver Cromwell, Charles II was reinstated to the throne in 1660. On hearing this news it was said that Selby disappeared in to local woods and was found hanging from a tree a few days later.

Charles I - Oliver Cromwell - Charles II

Because he had committed suicide Selby could not be buried on consecrated ground, instead, his body was taken to a crossroads in Winlaton at Knobby Ends Lane (This was the burial route to the church in Ryton before 1828 when Winlaton first had its own church and graveyard). But before burying him, a stake was driven through his heart and knees in the belief that this would stop him rising from the grave.

Selby’s grave became a local landmark and was even marked on old maps as Selby’s grave. People who walked past the grave would throw 3 stones on to it (becoming a cairn), this was old superstition which was said to help the spirit pass to the afterlife.

This story is mentioned in the Parish of Ryton History records 1896 (link)..

Old map from 1895 showing Selby's Grave. Click image for bigger map (external link) - Reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland
Photographer standing on West Lane - Bear right to Knobbyends Lane. Garesfield Lane to left.

Old records show that Knobbys was spelt Nobbys or Nobbies (link to old parish records)

"The Big Tree" February 2018