Bolens History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Bolens family
The surname Bolens 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.
Important Dates for the Bolens family
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Bolens Spelling Variations
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 Bolens family (pre 1700)
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Bolens migration to the United States
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Bolens Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Alexander Bolens, aged 27, who arrived in New York in 1905 aboard the ship "Vaderland" from Antwerp, Belgium 
Contemporary Notables of the name Bolens (post 1700)
- Harry W. Bolens (1864-1944), American politician, Member of the Wisconsin State Senate
- ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFWX-LQS : 6 December 2014), Alexander Bolens, 05 Sep 1905; citing departure port Antwerp, arrival port New York, ship name Vaderland, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).