culture. It was originally a name for someone who worked as a
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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.
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. 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, who settled in Philadelphia in 1807
Boal Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Jane Boal, aged 29, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Nimroud"