Type Surname (from given name)
Usage Medieval English
Pronounced Pron. Bol'as(Middle English) [key]
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Meaning & History
English: habitational name from Great Bolas in Shropshire, named in Old English with an unidentified first element (possibly an unattested word bogel meaning ‘bend in a river’) + wæsse ‘land beside a river liable to flood’.