The origins of the Bollington name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived in either Bollington in Cheshire county or Bollington Hall in Ugley, in the county of Essex.
The surname Bollington was first found in Essex, where the name is associated with the hamlet of Bollington Hall in the parish of Ugley. In the Domesday Book survey Bollington Hall was recorded as lands held by Robert Gernon. 
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Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Bollington were recorded, including Bollington, Bolington, Bolinton, Bolyngton and many more.
Early Notables of the Bollington family (pre 1700)
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To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Bollington family emigrate to North America:
Bollington Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
J W Bollington, aged 28, who arrived in New York in 1895 aboard the ship "New York" from Southampton, England
Bollington Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Peter Bollington, aged 66, who arrived in New York in 1910 aboard the ship "Bermudian" from Hamilton, Bermuda 
James Bollington, aged 33, originally from England, who arrived in New York in 1913 aboard the ship "Celtic" from Liverpool, England