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Boland Family History

Boland Name Meaning
Irish (Sligo and Munster): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Beólláin ‘descendant of Beóllán’, an old Irish name of uncertain origin.English: habitational name from any of various places such as Bowland in Lancashire and West Yorkshire, Bowlands in East Yorkshire, and Bolland in Devon. All of these are most probably named with Old English boga ‘bow’ (in the sense of a bend in a river) + land ‘land’.German: of uncertain origin; possibly from Slavic polan ‘rural person’, ‘peasant’, or a variant of Bolander, or an altered spelling of Böhland, a name of Slavic origin, from Old Slavic belu ‘white’, a descriptive nickname for a fair-haired person.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Boland Families

  • Number of Boland families
     181 - 359
     61 - 180
     1 - 60
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Boland families
     69 - 136
     24 - 68
     1 - 23
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Boland families
     30 - 57
     11 - 29
     1 - 10
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Boland Family Origin

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Boland Immigration Information

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Boland Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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