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The name Boal is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It was originally a name for someone who worked as a maker of wooden bowls and dishes, from the French bolle.

Boal Early Origins



The surname Boal was first found in Lincolnshire where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Boal Spelling Variations


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Boal Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Boal are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Boal include Boll, Bolle, Boal and others.

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Boal Early History


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Boal Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boal research. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1528, 1650, 1700, 1407, 1410, 1413, 1420 and are included under the topic Early Boal History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Boal Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Boal Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Boal Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Boal In Ireland


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Boal In Ireland



Some of the Boal family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 161 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Boal or a variant listed above:

Boal Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Adam Boal who settled in Wilmington Del. in 1779

Boal Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • David Boal settled in Philadelphia in 1807

Boal Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Jane Boal, aged 29, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Nimroud"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Boal (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Boal (post 1700)



  • Theodore Davis Boal, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1920, 1928 (alternate)
  • Pierre de Lagarde Boal (1895-1966), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Bolivia, 1942-44
  • LaVerne C. Boal, American Republican politician, Member of Wyoming State House of Representatives from Weston County, 1965
  • George J. Boal, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1884
  • Ellis Boal, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 1st District, 2012
  • Carmine Boal, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Iowa, 2008
  • Arthur M. Boal, American Republican politician, Elected Mayor of Pelham, New York 1951
  • Mark Boal (b. 1973), American journalist, screenwriter and film producer, winner of the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for The Hurt Locker (2009)
  • Augusto Boal (1931-2009), Brazilian theatre director, writer and politician
  • Desmond Boal (b. 1929), former Northern Irish Unionist politician
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    11. ...

    The Boal Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Boal 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.

    This page was last modified on 12 April 2016 at 08:37.

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