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Where did the Scottish Bollie family come from? What is the Scottish Bollie family crest and coat of arms? When did the Bollie family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Bollie family history?
The origin of rules governing the spelling of names and even words is a very recent innovation. Before that, words and names were spelled according to sound, and, therefore, often appeared under several different spelling variations in a single document. Bollie has been spelled Bully, Bulley, Bullie and others.
First found in Dumfriesshire, where one of the first records of the name was William Bully was listed as a bailie of Edinburgh in 1403.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bollie research. Another 141 words(10 lines of text) covering the years 141 and 1418 are included under the topic Early Bollie History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Bollie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
The persecution faced in their homeland left many Scots with little to do but sail for the colonies of North America. There they found land, freedom, opportunity, and nations in the making. They fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence, or traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In both cases, they made enormous contributions to the formation of those great nations. Among them: Captain Bulley who settled in Boston Mass in 1763; Mathew Bulley settled in Maryland in 1727; John Bulley arrived in Philadelphia in 1866. But perhaps the first settler was Nicholas Bully who settled in Maine in 1630. George Bully settled in Maryland in 1730..
The Bollie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bollie 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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