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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • German and Danish : topographic name from Middle High German boll ‘rounded hill’, or a habitational name from any of several places called Boll, named with this word.
  • German (Böll) : derivative of the Germanic personal name Baldo (see Bold 4).
  • Swedish : possibly a soldier’s name or else an ornamental adoption of 1 or 2.

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