Show ContentsBolinton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Bolinton comes from the family having resided in either Bollington in Cheshire county or Bollington Hall in Ugley, in the county of Essex.

Early Origins of the Bolinton family

The surname Bolinton 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. [1]

Early History of the Bolinton family

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Bolinton Spelling Variations

Bolinton has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Bollington, Bolington, Bolinton, Bolyngton and many more.

Early Notables of the Bolinton family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Bolinton family

In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Bolintons to arrive on North American shores: J W Bollington, aged 28, who arrived at Ellis Island in 1895; James Bollington, aged 34, who arrived at Ellis Island from England in 1913; and Peter Bollington, aged 66, who arrived at Ellis Island in 1910..

  1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8) on Facebook