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Bolles is a name that first reached England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Bolles family lived in Lincolnshire. The name, however, is a reference to the family's former residence in Bouelles, near Neufchatel, in Normandy.

Bolles Early Origins



The surname Bolles was first found in Lincolnshire where they settled after the Norman Conquest. They were originally from Bouelles, near Neufchatel in Normandy where it was listed under the spellings Bowles or Buelles. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)

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Bolles Spelling Variations


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Bolles Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, Anglo-Norman surnames like Bolles are characterized by many spelling variations. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages such as Norman French and Latin, even literate people regularly changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Bolles include Bowles, Bolles, Boles, Bowls, Boals and others.

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Bolles Early History


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Bolles Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bolles research. Another 199 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1613, 1662, 1619, 1663, 1661, 1663, 1669, 1714, 1690, 1702 and 1722 are included under the topic Early Bolles History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bolles Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bolles Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Edward Bowles (1613-1662), an English Presbyterian minister from Sutton, Bedfordshire; Sir John Bolles, 1st Baronet of Scampton, Lincolnshire; Sir Robert Bolles, 2nd Baronet (1619-1663), an English politician who sat...

Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bolles Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bolles In Ireland


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Bolles In Ireland



Some of the Bolles family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 53 words (4 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



Faced with the chaos present in England at that time, many English families looked towards the open frontiers of the New World with its opportunities to escape oppression and starvation. People migrated to North America, as well as Australia and Ireland in droves, paying exorbitant rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, but those who did see the shores of North America were welcomed with great opportunity. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America carried the name Bolles, or a variant listed above:

Bolles Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Joseph Bolles, who landed in Maine in 1640

Bolles Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Bolles, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1822
  • S Bolles, who arrived in Mississippi in 1831
  • Heinrich Bolles, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1851
  • Henry Bolles, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1851
  • Miss Bolles, who landed in Brazil in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bolles (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bolles (post 1700)



  • Robert C Bolles, American psychologist and author
  • Robert C. Bolles (1928-1994), American psychologist
  • John Savage Bolles (1905-1983), San Francisco architect
  • Stephen Bolles (1866-1941), congressman from Wisconsin
  • Richard Nelson Bolles, author of What Color Is Your Parachute?

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)

Other References

  1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  5. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  7. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  8. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  10. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  11. ...

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

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