Early Origins of the Bollings family
The surname Bollings 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 Bollings family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bollings research.Another 399 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1476, 1316 and 1485 are included under the topic Early Bollings History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bollings Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Bollings has been spelled many different ways, including Bolling, Bowling, Boling, Bollings, Bollinge and many more.
Early Notables of the Bollings family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bollings family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Bollingss to arrive in North America: 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..