Bole History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Bole family

The surname Bole was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in North Holland, a province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Amsterdam, Haarlem and Hilversum. It was the seat of the old Counts of Holland. Seat of one of the oldest families is Brederode Castle near Haarlem. There are many old and quaint towns in the province. including Medemblik, Enkhuizen, Hoorn, Edam, and Monnikendam. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Important Dates for the Bole family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bole research. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1616, 1680, 1534 and 1593 are included under the topic Early Bole History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bole Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Bol, Bole, Bolles, Bolls, Booll, Boolle and others.

Early Notables of the Bole family (pre 1700)

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Bole migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bole Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Margaret Bole, aged 30, who landed in Virginia in 1635 [1]
  • Mary Bole, who landed in Virginia in 1650 [1]
  • Henry Bole, who landed in Maryland in 1678 [1]
  • Peter Bole, aged 20, who arrived in New England in 1699 [1]
  • Peter Bole, who settled in New England in 1699
Bole Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Adam Bole, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1765 [1]
Bole Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Hugh Bole, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1849 [1]
  • Robert Bole, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1850 [1]
  • Francis Bole, who arrived in California in 1879 [1]

Bole migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Bole Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Catherine Bole, aged 21, a farm servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Medina" [2]

Bole migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Bole Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • James Bole, aged 35, who arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Christian McAusland" in 1875
  • Ann Bole, aged 32, who arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Christian McAusland" in 1875
  • George Bole, aged 4, who arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Christian McAusland" in 1875
  • Bella Bole, aged 2, who arrived in Bluff, New Zealand aboard the ship "Christian McAusland" in 1875

Contemporary Notables of the name Bole (post 1700)

  • Lieutenant Commander John Archibald Bole Jr (1906-1943), American posthumous recipient of the Navy Cross, eponym of the destroyer USS John A. Bole (DD-755)
  • Cliff Bole (1937-2014), American director, best known for his work on Star Trek: the Next Generation, Star Trek: Vaoyager, XFiles and more
  • Grega Bole (b. 1985), Slovenian professional road bicycle racer

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MEDINA 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/medina1852.shtml
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