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Origins and History


New to Family History? Check out our Getting Started page. Check out House Of Names to investigate the origins of the Bolam surname or get a copy of the Bolam family Crest (a great gift idea!).

"BOLAM. A surname of recent introduction from England. From Bolam, a township in South Northumberland. The De Bolams were an influential family of the thirteenth century (Guppy, p. 313). "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Bolam Family History

Birth, Death and Marriage records are often the best method of making the links to the Bolam Genealogy that will form part of your family tree. Although records vary from country to country, they are normally the most formal record of a person's relations. From the sources listed below it will be possible to locate a birth record and, from that record, a birth certificate may be obtainable which is likely to list the names of the parents, therefore taking you back another generation. A marriage certificate may also list the names of the respective fathers of the bride and groom which may then help you to find them earlier in life on a census record enabling you to fill out more detail in the Bolam family tree.

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Some Famous People with the surname of Bolam

Wikipedia James Christopher Bolam, MBE (born 16 June 1935) is an English actor and singer, best known for his roles as Jack Ford in "When the Boat Comes In", Trevor Chaplin in "The Beiderbecke Trilogy", Terry Collier in "The Likely Lads" and its sequel "Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?", and as Roy Figgis in "Only When I Laugh".
Wikipedia John Bolam (born 1922) is generally rated as one of Britain?s most pre-eminent post war artists.
Wikipedia Irene Craigmile Bolam (October 1, 1904 ? July 7, 1982) was a New York banker and resident of Monroe Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey.
Wikipedia Silvester Bolam (23 October 1905 ? 27 April 1953) was a British newspaper editor.