The ancestry of the name Bolyngton dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes 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 Bolyngton family
The surname Bolyngton 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. 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 Bolyngton family
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Bolyngton Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Bolyngton have been found, including Bollington, Bolington, Bolinton, Bolyngton and many more.
Early Notables of the Bolyngton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bolyngton family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Bolyngton, 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
in 1913; and Peter Bollington, aged 66, who arrived at Ellis Island