Bollin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the Bollin family came to Scotland with the Normans in the 11th century. The Bollin surname is derived from someone who lived in one of the numerous locations named Borland or Boreland in the counties of Dumfriesshire, Galloway, Fife, and Perthshire. The name of these places is thought to mean home-farm.

Early Origins of the Bollin family

The surname Bollin was first found in Surrey, where they had been granted lands by King William after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Early History of the Bollin family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bollin research. Another 76 words (5 lines of text) covering the year 1625 is included under the topic Early Bollin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bollin Spelling Variations

There has been great variation in spelling of Scottish names over the centuries. Spelling variations of the name Bollin include Boland, Borland, Bolan, Bolland, Bollin, Boreland and many more.

Early Notables of the Bollin family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Bollin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bollin Ranking

In the United States, the name Bollin is the 18,328th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]


United States Bollin migration to the United States +

Settlers of this name who made their way from Scotland to North America include:

Bollin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Sophia Bollin, who landed in New York, NY in 1710 [2]
Bollin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Bollin, who arrived in New York in 1844 [2]

Australia Bollin migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Bollin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Bollin, (Bolland), English convict who was convicted in Wiltshire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Chapman" on 6th April 1824, arriving in Tasmania ( Van Diemen's Land) [3]


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ Convict Records of Australia (Retreived 26th January 2021, retreived from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/chapman)


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