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The name Boll is Anglo-Saxon in origin. It was a name given to a maker of wooden bowls and dishes, from the French bolle.

Boll Early Origins



The surname Boll was first found in Lincolnshire where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Boll Spelling Variations


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Boll Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Boll include Boll, Bolle, Boal and others.

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Boll Early History


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Boll Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boll research. Another 147 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1528, 1650, 1700, 1407, 1410, 1413, 1420 and are included under the topic Early Boll History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Boll Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Boll Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Boll Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Boll In Ireland


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Boll In Ireland



Some of the Boll family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 161 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Boll were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Boll Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Peter Boll who settled in Pennsylvania in 1767
  • John Peter Boll, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1767
  • Johann Jacob Boll, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1772

Boll Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Daniel Boll, who arrived in New York in 1836
  • Jacob Boll, who landed in North America in 1837
  • Daniel Boll, who arrived in New York, NY in 1841
  • Andrew Boll, who arrived in St Clair County, Ili in 1847
  • Elisabeth Boll, aged 30, arrived in New York, NY in 1848
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Boll (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Boll (post 1700)



  • Franz Christian Boll (1849-1879), German physiologist and histologist
  • Franz Boll (1805-1875), Lutheran theologian and historian
  • Paul Boll (b. 1986), German ice dancer
  • Jacob Boll (1828-1880), Swiss naturalist and entomologist
  • Frank "Buzz" Boll (b. 1911), Canadian professional hockey player
  • Heinrich Theodor Böll (1917-1985), German writer, winner of the 1972 Nobel Prize for Literature
  • Franz Boll (1867-1924), German scholar, Professor of Classical Philology at the University of Heidelberg

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    4. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    11. ...

    The Boll Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Boll 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.

    This page was last modified on 12 April 2016 at 08:37.

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