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Where did the Spanish Bolanos family come from? What is the Spanish Bolanos family crest and coat of arms? When did the Bolanos family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Bolanos family history?

The origins of the surname Bolanos come from the ancient Occitadin word "bola," or from the Latin "bulla" which means "ball." In some Regions of Spain, the word "bolaños" was used to name the stone balls fired by catapults in the Middle Ages.


Spelling variations of this family name include: Bolaños, Bolaño and others.

First found in the region of Galicia in the North West of the country, bordering with Portugal. However, evidence shows that the Bolanos family was also present in the provinces of Valladolid and Cuidad Real.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bolanos research. Another 183 words(13 lines of text) covering the years 1540, 1549 and 1629 are included under the topic Early Bolanos History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 77 words(6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bolanos Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bolanos Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century

  • Francisco be Bolanos, who landed in America in 1812
  • Geronima De Bolanos, who arrived in Peru in 1892
  • Juana be Bolanos, who landed in Peru in 1892
  • Rodrigo be Bolanos, who arrived in Peru in 1892


  • Gregorio Bolanos (b. 1925), Philippine, municipal police chief
  • Jaime Bolaños (b. 1932), Mexican matador
  • Enrique Bolanos (b. 1928), Nicaraguan politician, president of the Republic of Nicaragua (2002-2007)
  • Christian Bolaños Navarro (b. 1984), Costa Rican footballer
  • Luis Alberto Chucho Bolaños León (b. 1985), Ecuadorian football midfielder
  • Miler Alejandro Bolaños Reasco (b. 1990), Ecuadorian footballer
  • Jonathan Bolaños Navarro (b. 1978), Costa Rican football striker
  • Alex Leonardo Bolaños Reascos (b. 1985), Ecuadorian footballer


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  2. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-209).
  3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  4. Archivo General De Indias, Sevilla. Catalogo de Pasajeros a Indias durante los Siglos XVI, XVII y XVIII Edited by the docents of the General Indian Archives under the Director of the Archives, Don Cristobal Bermudez Plata 3 Volumes - Volume 1 1509-1534. Sevilla, Spain: Imprenta de la Gavidia, 1940. Print.
  5. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  8. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
  9. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  11. ...

The Bolanos Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bolanos Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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