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Origin and Meaning of Boll

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Boll
  1. The pod or capsule of a plant, as of flax or cotton; a pericarp of a globular form.
  2. A Scotch measure, formerly in use: for wheat and beans it contained four Winchester bushels; for oats, barley, and potatoes, six bushels. A boll of meal is 140 lbs. avoirdupois. Also, a measure for salt of two bushels. Alt. spell.: bole

Etymology: OE. bolle boll, bowl, AS. bolla. See Bowl a vessel

verb Boll
To form a boll or seed vessel; to go to seed.
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  1. The rounded seed-bearing capsule of a cotton or flax plant

From Middle Dutch bolle (“round object”).

  1. The rounded seed-bearing capsule of a cotton or flax plant.
  2. An old Scots dry measure, equal to six bushels.

boll was also found in the following language(s): Swedish

Notable Persons With the Last Name Boll

Uwe Boll is a film director, film producer, and screenwriter. His career lasted from 1990 to 1990. Uwe was born on June 22nd, 1965 in Wermelskirchen.


Heinrich Theodor Böll was a writer. Heinrich was born on December 21st, 1917 in Cologne. He left this life on July 16th, 1985.


Timo Boll is a table tennis player. Timo was born on March 8th, 1981 in Erbach im Odenwald.


Jared Boll is a hockey player for the Columbus Blue Jackets in the National Hockey League. He has had major accomplishments since 2005. Jared was born on May 13th, 1986 in Charlotte, North Carolina.


Mabel Boll was an actress. Mabel was born on December 1st, 1893. Mabel is also known as Queen of Diamonds", Mabel Boll Cella, Countess de la Porceerei, and Senora Hernando Rocha-Schioos. She breathed her last breath on April 11th, 1949.


Franz was born on February 26th, 1849 in Neubrandenburg. He breathed his last breath on December 19th, 1879.


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Popularity of Boll as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Boll U.S.
  White 93.81% 64.26%
  African American 1.94% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.45% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.94% 16.26%

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People with the last name Boll are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Boll

  • How Popular is the name Boll? As a last name Boll was the 10,993rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Boll? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Boll was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Boll: Your name in reverse order is Llob. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Blol. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Boll? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,893 people with the last name Boll.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Boll? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Boll as their last name since less than 1 person in 102k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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