Early Origins of the Bollinge family
The surname Bollinge was first found in Lancashire
. For the Yorkshire
branch, the name was thought to have been derived from a local
name Bowling, a chapelry near Bradford, but census records are relatively late for this name as the first found was Tristram Bollyng of Bradford c. 1580. The same reference states that his grandson Robert Bollyng was a "sadler and silk trowster" residing in London. To confuse matters more, the name could also have been a baptismal name as "the son of Bolling".
Early History of the Bollinge family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bollinge research.Another 399 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1476, 1316 and 1485 are included under the topic Early Bollinge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bollinge Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Bollinge include Bolling, Bowling, Boling, Bollings, Bollinge and many more.
Early Notables of the Bollinge family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bollinge family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Bollinge or a variant listed above: George Bolling who settled in Virginia in 1725; Christian Bolling who settled in Mississippi in 1789; and Fritz Bolling who arrived in New York in 1871..