In its ancient Gaelic form, the Irish name Bolyn was written O Beollain, formed from a Norse personal name.
Early Origins of the Bolyn family
The surname Bolyn was first found in counties Clare and Sligo
(Irish: Sligeach), in the province of Connacht
in Northwestern Ireland
, where they held a family seat.
Early History of the Bolyn family
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Bolyn Spelling Variations
Many variations of the name Bolyn were found in archives from the Middle Ages. The spelling and language in which the people's names were recorded was often up to the individual scribe. Variations of the name Bolyn found include Boland, Bolan, Boland, O'Boland, O'Bolan, Bolend, Bolen, Bolland, Bollan, Bollend, Bollen, Bowland, Bowlan, Bowlin, Boulland, Bollander, Bolander, Bollinder, Bolinder, Bollendar, Bolendar, Bollandar, Bowlander, Boulander, Bouland and many more.
Early Notables of the Bolyn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bolyn family to the New World and Oceana
In the 18th and 19th centuries hundreds of thousands of Irish people immigrated to North American shores. The early settlers were enticed by the promise of their own land, but they were moderately well off in Ireland
when they decided to emigrate. Therefore, they were merely carrying out a long and carefully thought out decision. The 1840s saw the emergence of a very different trend: thousands of extremely desperate people crammed into passenger boats hoping to find any type of opportunity. The Irish of this decade had seen their homeland severely stricken by crop failures which resulted in widespread disease and starvation. At whatever time the Irish immigrants came to North America, they were instrumental in the rapid development of the emerging nations of the United States and what would become known as Canada. An exhaustive search of passenger and immigration lists has revealed many persons bearing the name Bolyn, or one of its variants:
Bolyn Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Egide Bolyn, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States, in 1924