Anglo-Saxon England. They were first found in either Bollington in Cheshire county or Bollington Hall in Ugley, in the county of Essex.
Early Origins of the Bollyngton family
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. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Early History of the Bollyngton family
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Bollyngton Spelling Variations
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 Bollyngton include Bollington, Bolington, Bolinton, Bolyngton and many more.
Early Notables of the Bollyngton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bollyngton 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 Bollyngton 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..
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