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In its ancient Gaelic form, the Irish name Boland was written O Beollain, formed from a Norse personal name.

Boland Early Origins



The surname Boland was first found in counties Clare and Sligo (Irish: Sligeach), in the province of Connacht in Northwestern Ireland, where they held a family seat.

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Boland Spelling Variations


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Boland Spelling Variations



One's name was often recorded under several different spellings during the life of its bearer during the Middle Ages. Spelling variations revealed in the search for the origin of the Boland family name include Boland, Bolan, Boland, O'Boland, O'Bolan, Bolend, Bolen, Bolland, Bollan, Bollend, Bollen, Bowland, Bowlan, Bowlin, Boulland, Bollander, Bolander, Bollinder, Bolinder, Bollendar, Bolendar, Bollandar, Bowlander, Boulander, Bouland and many more.

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Boland Early History


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Boland Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boland research. Another 461 words (33 lines of text) covering the year 1014 is included under the topic Early Boland History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Boland Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Boland Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In the 18th and 19th centuries hundreds of thousands of Irish people immigrated to North American shores. The early settlers were enticed by the promise of their own land, but they were moderately well off in Ireland when they decided to emigrate. Therefore, they were merely carrying out a long and carefully thought out decision. The 1840s saw the emergence of a very different trend: thousands of extremely desperate people crammed into passenger boats hoping to find any type of opportunity. The Irish of this decade had seen their homeland severely stricken by crop failures which resulted in widespread disease and starvation. At whatever time the Irish immigrants came to North America, they were instrumental in the rapid development of the emerging nations of the United States and what would become known as Canada. An exhaustive search of passenger and immigration lists has revealed many persons bearing the name Boland, or one of its variants:

Boland Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Boland, who arrived in Maryland in 1662

Boland Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Boland who arrived in New England in 1764
  • Pierre Boland, who landed in America in 1777
  • Enos Boland, who landed in America in 1782

Boland Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Boland, aged 27, landed in New York in 1812
  • Fr Jos Boland, who arrived in America in 1814
  • Thomas Boland, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1835
  • Thomas Boland, aged 21, arrived in New York in 1844
  • Aaltje Boland, who arrived in America in 1846
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Boland Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • William Boland was a fisherman in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1776 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Sarah Boland settled in Ochre Pit Cove, Newfoundland in 1780 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Boland Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Jeremiah Boland arrived in Quebec, Canada, in 1825
  • Patrick Boland, aged 30, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the ship "Britannia" from Sligo, Ireland
  • James Boland, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1835
  • John Boland settled at Northern Bay, Newfoundland in 1838 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • John Boland arrived in Quebec in 1840
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Boland Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Francis Boland, aged 41, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Nugget"
  • Bridget Boland, aged 29, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Lord Raglan"
  • Bridget Boland, aged 20, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Northern Light"
  • Mary Boland, aged 21, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Aliquis"
  • Michael Boland, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1860 aboard the ship "Grand Trianon"

Boland Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Boland, aged 60, a farm labourer, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Clarence" in 1875
  • Jane Boland, aged 50, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Clarence" in 1875
  • John Boland, aged 20, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Clarence" in 1875
  • Maria Boland, aged 16, arrived in Hawkes Bay aboard the ship "Clarence" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Boland (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Boland (post 1700)



  • John E. Boland (1937-2015), American politician and educator, Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives from 1971 until 1973
  • Raymond James Boland (1932-2014), Irish-born, American Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Birmingham in Alabama (1988-1993) and Kansas City-St Joseph (1993-2005)
  • Bernie Boland (1892-1973), American baseball player
  • Mary Boland (1880-1965), American stage and film actress
  • Frederick Boland (1904-1985), first Irish ambassador to Britain and to the United Nations
  • Harry Boland (1887-1922), Irish nationalist politician
  • John Boland (1870-1958), English two time Olympic gold medalist for tennis in the 1896 games
  • François "Francy" Boland (1929-2005), Belgian jazz composer and pianist

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Boland Historic Events


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Boland Historic Events




Pan Am Flight 103 (Lockerbie)

  • Stephen John Boland (1968-1988), American Student from Nashua, New Hampshire, America, who flew aboard the Pan Am Flight 103 from Frankfurt to Detroit, known as the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 and died

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Boland Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Other References

  1. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
  2. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  3. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
  5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. 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).
  7. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
  8. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
  9. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
  10. 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).
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The Boland Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Boland 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.

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