The Bolington name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived in either Bollington in Cheshire
county or Bollington Hall in Ugley, in the county of Essex.
Early Origins of the Bolington family
The surname Bolington was first found in Essex
, where the name is associated with the hamlet of Bollington Hall in the parish of Ugley. In the Domesday Book
survey Bollington Hall was recorded as lands held by Robert Gernon. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Early History of the Bolington family
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Bolington Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Bolington has undergone many spelling variations
, including Bollington, Bolington, Bolinton, Bolyngton and many more.
Early Notables of the Bolington family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bolington family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Bolington were among those contributors: J W Bollington, aged 28, who arrived at Ellis Island
in 1895; James Bollington, aged 34, who arrived at Ellis Island
in 1913; and Peter Bollington, aged 66, who arrived at Ellis Island