Bolin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the Bolin family came to Scotland with the Normans in the 11th century. The Bolin surname is derived from someone who lived in one of the numerous locations named Borland or Boreland in the counties of Dumfriesshire, Galloway, Fife, and Perthshire. The name of these places is thought to mean home-farm.

Early Origins of the Bolin family

The surname Bolin was first found in Surrey, where they had been granted lands by King William after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Early History of the Bolin family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bolin research. Another 76 words (5 lines of text) covering the year 1625 is included under the topic Early Bolin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bolin Spelling Variations

There has been great variation in spelling of Scottish names over the centuries. Spelling variations of the name Bolin include Boland, Borland, Bolan, Bolland, Bollin, Boreland and many more.

Early Notables of the Bolin family (pre 1700)

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United States Bolin migration to the United States +

Settlers of this name who made their way from Scotland to North America include:

Bolin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Michael Bolin, aged 24, who landed in America in 1822 [1]
  • Johan Anders Bolin, aged 47, who arrived in America in 1826 [1]
  • M Bolin, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • Carl P Bolin, aged 47, who arrived in America in 1854 [1]
  • Carl Peter Bolin, aged 47, who landed in America in 1854 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Bolin (post 1700) +

  • Shannon Bolin (1917-2016), American actress from Spencer, South Dakota who sometimes used the pseudonym of Anne Bolin
  • Jane Matilda Bolin LL.B. (1908-2007), first African-American woman to graduate from Yale Law School
  • James Edwin Bolin Sr. (1914-2002), American jurist and politician, judge of the Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal and Louisiana Supreme Court
  • Wesley Bolin (1909-1978), American politician
  • Daniel Holbrook "Danny" Bolin, American soccer midfielder
  • Bobby Donald Bolin (b. 1939), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Thomas Richard "Tommy" Bolin (1951-1976), American rock guitarist who played with Zephyr, The James Gang and Deep Purple
  • Axel Bertil Bolin (b. 1923), Swedish lawyer and international official
  • Bert Rickard Johannes Bolin (b. 1925), Swedish meteorologist, recipient of the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement (1988)

  1. ^ 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) on Facebook
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