Bolger Family History
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Bolger Name Meaning
English: occupational name for a leather worker, from Middle English, Old French boulgier, an agent derivative of Old French boulge ‘leather bag’, ‘wallet’ (Middle English bulge). Irish (South Leinster): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Bolguidhir ‘descendant of Bolgodhar’, a personal name composed of the elements bolg ‘belly’ + odhar ‘yellow’, ‘sallow’. Perhaps an altered spelling of German Bohlinger or Bolinger.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Bolter, Boger, Belger, Roger, Boller, Booker, Burger, Bolmer, Bogen