Bolle Family History
Bolle Name Meaning
German: from the Germanic personal name Baldo, a short form of the various compound names with the first element bald ‘bold’. German: nickname in the south for a short fat man or a topographic name in the north from Middle Low German bolle ‘knoll’, ‘rounded hill’. Dutch: from Middle Dutch bolle ‘ball’, ‘bread bun’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a baker or a nickname for a ball player. Norwegian: habitational name from a farm in northern Norway, so named with bolle ‘rounded hill’. Swedish: variant of Boll.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press