Origins Available: Belgium
Early Origins of the Boelen family
The surname Boelen was first found in Belgium, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in West Flanders
, a province in Belgium, originally Bruges. Within this province the notable towns are Bruges, the capital city, Ostend, Courtrai, Furnes, Thielt, Ypres and Roulers. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.
Early History of the Boelen family
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Boelen Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Bolle, Bole, Boler, Boleyn, Bollane, Boll, Bölle, Bolleman, Bollen, Boller, Bollendorff, Bolli and many more.
Early Notables of the Boelen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Boelen family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Boelen Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Jacob Boelen, who arrived in New York in 1715
Boelen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John Boelen, who arrived in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania in 1855