Show ContentsBolinger History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Bolinger is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name was taken on by someone who worked as a person who worked as the baker. This name was also referred to as le boulanger which is the Old French form, and in the sharpened form as Pullinger. 1

Early Origins of the Bolinger family

The surname Bolinger was first found in Sussex, where Terricus le Bulenger was listed in the Pipe Rolls of 1180. A very rare name, we later found William Pullenger in Cambridgeshire in 1553. 1

Early History of the Bolinger family

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Bolinger Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Bolinger include Bullinger, Bulenger, Pullenger, Pullinger, Bulinger and many more.

Early Notables of the Bolinger family

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Bolinger Ranking

In the United States, the name Bolinger is the 6,931st most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. 2

United States Bolinger migration to the United States +

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Bolinger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Christopher Bolinger, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1739 3
Bolinger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Bolinger, who arrived in New York in 1833 3
  • Stephen Bolinger, who landed in New York in 1834 3

Contemporary Notables of the name Bolinger (post 1700) +

  • Dwight Le Merton Bolinger, American linguist and Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard University
  • Harry Bolinger Curtin (1866-1929), American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from West Virginia, 1916, 1920 4

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  2. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  3. 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)
  4. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 22) . Retrieved from on Facebook