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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.

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

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.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bolin research. Another 314 words (22 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.

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

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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, landed in America in 1822
  • Johan Anders Bolin, aged 47, arrived in America in 1826
  • M Bolin, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Carl P Bolin, aged 47, arrived in America in 1854
  • Carl Peter Bolin, aged 47, landed in America in 1854
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  • 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)
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Citations



    Other References

    1. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    5. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    6. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    7. Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
    8. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
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    The Bolin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bolin 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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