When the ancestors of the Boals family emigrated to England
following the Norman Conquest
in 1066 they brought their family name with them. 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 Boals family
The surname Boals 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 Boals family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boals 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 Boals History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Boals Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations
are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Boals has been recorded under many different variations, including Bowles, Bolles, Boles, Bowls, Boals and others.
Early Notables of the Boals 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 Boals Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Boals family to Ireland
Some of the Boals 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 Boals family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England
, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Boalss were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America: 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