Bolander History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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In its ancient Gaelic form, the Irish name Bolander was written O Beollain, formed from a Norse personal name.
Early Origins of the Bolander family
The surname Bolander was first found in counties Clare and Sligo (Irish: Sligeach), in the province of Connacht in Northwestern Ireland, where they held a family seat.
Early History of the Bolander family
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Bolander Spelling Variations
Many variations of the name Bolander were found in archives from the Middle Ages. The spelling and language in which the people's names were recorded was often up to the individual scribe. Variations of the name Bolander found 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.
Early Notables of the Bolander family (pre 1700)
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Bolander migration to the United States +
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 Bolander, or one of its variants:
Bolander Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Johann Bolander, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1741 
- Jacob Bolander, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754 
Bolander Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Johan Bolander, aged 21, who landed in New York, NY in 1869 
- Carl A K. Bolander, who landed in Mississippi in 1876 
- Edward Bolander, aged 4, who arrived in New York, NY in 1889 
- Johann Bolander, aged 7, who arrived in New York, NY in 1889 
- Johann Bolander, aged 36, who landed in New York, NY in 1889 
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Contemporary Notables of the name Bolander (post 1700) +
- Henry Nicholas Bolander (1831-1897), German-born, American botanist and educator who identified Phacelia bolanderi (Bolander's phacelia), Lilium bolanderi (Bolander's lily) and Poa bolanderi (Bolander's bluegrass)
- Nils Bolander (1902-1959), Swedish hymn writer, theologian, and bishop
Related Stories +
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)