The history of the Boales family name begins after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. They lived in Lincolnshire
. The name, however, is a reference to the family's former residence in Bouelles,
near Neufchatel, in Normandy.
Early Origins of the Boales family
The surname Boales was first found in Lincolnshire
where they settled after the Norman Conquest
. They were originally from Bouelles, near Neufchatel in Normandy
where it was listed under the spellings Bowles or Buelles. CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
Early History of the Boales family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boales research.Another 199 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1613, 1662, 1619, 1663, 1661, 1663, 1669, 1714, 1690, 1702 and 1722 are included under the topic Early Boales History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Boales Spelling Variations
Anglo-Norman names are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. When the Normans
became the ruling people of England
in the 11th century, they introduced a new language into a society where the main languages of Old and later Middle English had no definite spelling rules. These languages were more often spoken than written, so they blended freely with one another. Contributing to this mixing of tongues was the fact that medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, ensuring that a person's name would appear differently in nearly every document in which it was recorded. The name has been spelled Bowles, Bolles, Boles, Bowls, Boals and others.
Early Notables of the Boales family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Edward Bowles (1613-1662), an English Presbyterian minister from Sutton, Bedfordshire; Sir John Bolles, 1st Baronet
of Scampton, Lincolnshire; Sir Robert Bolles, 2nd Baronet
(1619-1663), an English politician who sat... Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Boales Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Boales family to Ireland
Some of the Boales family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 53 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Boales family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that plagued their homeland made the frontiers of the New World an attractive prospect. Thousands migrated, aboard cramped disease-ridden ships. They arrived sick, poor, and hungry, but were welcomed in many cases with far greater opportunity than at home in England
. Many of these hardy settlers went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Among early immigrants bearing the name Boales or a variant listed above were: Ann Bowles who settled in Virginia in 1656; Edward Bowles settled in Virginia in 1654; John Bowles settled in New England
in 1654; John settled in New England