The origins of the surname Bolano come from the ancient Occitadin word "bola," or from the Latin "bulla" which means "ball." In some
, the word "bolaños" was used to name the stone balls fired by catapults in the Middle Ages.
in the North West of the country, bordering with Portugal. However, evidence shows that the Bolano family was also present in the provinces of Valladolid and Cuidad Real.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Francisco De Bolanos who arrived in America in 1512; Alvaro De Bolanos who came to New Spain
in 1562; Luis De Bolanos who settled in Honduras in 1574.