Boule Family History
Boule Name Meaning
French (Boulé): variant of Boulay and in North America (also) an altered form of this. French: from Old French boule ‘ball’ (from Latin bulla) a nickname for a short rotund man. French (Boulé): from a derivative of Old French bouler ‘to play ball’ (see 2 above) a metonymic occupational name for a bowls player. French: from the feminine form of Old French boul ‘birch tree’ (from Late Latin bettulus) a topographic name for someone who lived by a birch tree. In some cases possibly also English: at least in part of French (Huguenot) origin (see above). Alternatively a variant of Bull or Boll . This surname is very rare in Britain.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022