Show ContentsBollinton History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Bollinton is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived in either Bollington in Cheshire county or Bollington Hall in Ugley, in the county of Essex.

Early Origins of the Bollinton family

The surname Bollinton 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. [1]

Early History of the Bollinton family

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Bollinton Spelling Variations

It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Bollinton are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. 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. The variations of the name Bollinton include: Bollington, Bolington, Bolinton, Bolyngton and many more.

Early Notables of the Bollinton family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Bollinton family

Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Bollinton or a variant listed above: J W Bollington, aged 28, who arrived at Ellis Island in 1895; James Bollington, aged 34, who arrived at Ellis Island from England in 1913; and Peter Bollington, aged 66, who arrived at Ellis Island in 1910..

  1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8) on Facebook