Origins Available: French
Noble surnames, such as Boulen, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Boulen, which is a local
surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Savoie
. In France, hereditary surnames
were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local
names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate while names of larger areas usually indicated a former dweller or a very powerful, titled landholder. The Boulen family originally lived in the province of Savoie.
Early Origins of the Boulen family
The surname Boulen was first found in Britanny (Bretagne).
Early History of the Boulen family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boulen research.Another 53 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1448, 1472, 1605, 1630, 1638, 1645, and 1772 are included under the topic Early Boulen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Boulen Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Bouliane, Boulianne, Boulliau, Bouliau, Boulliard, Bouliard, Boullier, Boulier, Boulin, Boullin and many more.
Early Notables of the Boulen family (pre 1700)
Notable at this time was Ismael Boulliau, born in Loudun in 1605, son of a devout protestant, who converted to Catholicism and was ordained priest in 1630. He served Jaques Dupuy as his secretary and became attaché to the president of Thou, who he accompanied to Holland, where he is recorded... Another 121 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Boulen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Boulen family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Boulen Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Ann Boulen, who landed in Maryland in 1659 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)