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England after the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Bolls family lived in Lincolnshire. The name, however, is a reference to the family's former residence in Bouelles, near Neufchatel, in Normandy.
Early Origins of the Bolls family
Lincolnshire where they settled after the Norman Conquest. They were originally from Bouelles, near Neufchatel in Normandy where it was listed under the spellings Bowles or Buelles. CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
Early History of the Bolls family
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Bolls Spelling Variations
spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Bowles, Bolles, Boles, Bowls, Boals and others.
Early Notables of the Bolls family (pre 1700)
Baronet of Scampton, Lincolnshire; Sir Robert Bolles, 2nd Baronet (1619-1663), an English politician who sat...
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Migration of the Bolls family to Ireland
Some of the Bolls family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Bolls family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Bolls or a variant listed above:
Bolls Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Bolls Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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