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The Anglo-Saxon name Bolam comes from when the family resided in Suffolk, where they held a family seat in the village of Baylham, from which they took their name.

Bolam Early Origins



The surname Bolam was first found in Suffolk, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Bolam Spelling Variations


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Bolam Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Bolam has been recorded under many different variations, including Baalham, Balan, Baylham, Balum, Balam, Ballam, Balaam and many more.

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Bolam Early History


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Bolam Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bolam research. Another 472 words (34 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1212, 1275, 1500, 1568, 1577, 1600, 1635, 1684, and 1830 are included under the topic Early Bolam History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bolam Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bolam Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bolam Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bolam In Ireland


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Bolam In Ireland



Some of the Bolam family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 108 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Bolam or a variant listed above: Charles Baalam who sailed to New England in 1656. Charles Balam arrived in Barbados in 1679 and William Balam sailed to Philadelphia in 1856.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bolam (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bolam (post 1700)



  • Irene Craigmile Bolam (1904-1982), born Irene Madalaine O'Crowley, American New York banker, subject of a book that claimed she was Amelia Earhart; she took legal action and the book was withdrawn
  • Beatrice Bolam MBE (b. 2013), English politician and councillor for Jarrow, South Tyneside
  • James Christopher Bolam MBE (b. 1935), English actor, best known for his starring role as Jack Ford in When the Boat Comes In (1976-1981)
  • John Bolam (b. 1922), British painter from Amersham, Buckinghamshire
  • Silvester Bolam (1905-1953), British newspaper editor of the Daily Mirror (19491953)
  • Ken Bolam, British film and television composer from Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, known for his work on Ready, Steady, Cook (1994) Clarkson's Motorsport Mayhem (1995) and Flirting with Flamenco (2006)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    2. 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).
    3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    5. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    6. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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    The Bolam Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bolam Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 24 October 2013 at 08:01.

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