Boll Family History
Boll Name Meaning
German (also Böll) and Danish: topographic name from Middle High German boll ‘rounded hill’ or from the Low German field name Boll(e); or a habitational name from any of several places called Boll. Compare Boller . German (also Böll): from the ancient Germanic personal name Baldo (see Bold ). Compare Boell . Swedish: possibly a soldier's name or else an ornamental adoption of 1 or English (Northumberland and Durham): variant of Bull . English (Northumberland and Durham): from Middle English bolle (Old English bolla) ‘drinking bowl cup’ perhaps a metonymic occupational name for someone who made them or a nickname for someone who liked his drink. Compare Bowler . English: rarely if ever from the Middle English personal name Bolle (Old English Bolla from the word in 5 or Old Norse Bolli).7: Scottish: variant of Boyle which Black says was ‘until recently ... pronounced in common speech as Bole’ in Ayrs and Wigtowns.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022