Boalyngton is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from the family once having lived in either Bollington in Cheshire
county or Bollington Hall in Ugley, in the county of Essex.
Early Origins of the Boalyngton family
The surname Boalyngton was first found in Essex
, where the name is associated with the hamlet of Bollington Hall in the parish of Ugley. In the Domesday Book
survey Bollington Hall was recorded as lands held by Robert Gernon. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Early History of the Boalyngton family
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Boalyngton Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Boalyngton family name include Bollington, Bolington, Bolinton, Bolyngton and many more.
Early Notables of the Boalyngton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Boalyngton family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Boalyngton surname or a spelling variation of the name include: J W Bollington, aged 28, who arrived at Ellis Island
in 1895; James Bollington, aged 34, who arrived at Ellis Island
in 1913; and Peter Bollington, aged 66, who arrived at Ellis Island