Bollean is a name that was carried to England
in the great wave of migration from Normandy
following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Bollean family lived in Lincolnshire
and various other areas throughout Britain. The name of this family, however, does not refer to these areas, but to the French Channel port of "Boulogne."
Early Origins of the Bollean family
The surname Bollean was first found in various counties throughout Britain. The earliest listing of the name appears to be Gilebert de Bollon who was listed in Northumberland
in 1168. Over one hundred
years later, the Hundredorum Rolls
of 1273 listed: Pharamund de Boloynne in Buckinghamshire; Richard de Boloyne in Somerset; John de Boloyne in Cambridge; and Thomas Boloyne in Essex
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Interestingly, the rolls also listed Simon, Count of 'Buloyne' as residing in Oxford. In the reference "History of Norfolk
," Simon de Boleyn was listed about the same time.
Early History of the Bollean family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bollean research.Another 224 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1406, 1463, 1440, 1451, 1505, 1501, 1507, 1536, 1533, 1536, 1480, 1538, 1504, 1536, 1499, 1543, 1477, 1539, 1603, 1454 and 1539 are included under the topic Early Bollean History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bollean Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Bollean were recorded, including Bullen, Bulen, Bullan, Bulloyne, Bouleyne, Bulleyn and many more.
Early Notables of the Bollean family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Geoffrey Boleyn (1406-1463), Lord Mayor of London, son of Geoffrey Boleyn (d. 1440) yeoman of Salle, Norfolk; Sir William Boleyn (1451-1505), the son of Sir Geoffrey Boleyn, a wealthy mercer and Lord Mayor of London; Admiral Sir Charles Bullen; Anne Boleyn (c.1501... Another 117 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bollean Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bollean family to Ireland
Some of the Bollean family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 184 words (13 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bollean family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Bollean Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- W. Bollean, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dilawur" in 1875
The Bollean Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: E Rege et victoria
Motto Translation: The King and victory.