Last name origins & meanings:
- German (Böhl(e)): patronymic from a pet form of a
personal name composed of the Germanic elements bald ‘bold’,
‘hardy’, ‘strong’ + win ‘friend’. Compare Baldwin.
- North German: variant of Bohle 1.
- North German: topographic for someone who lived by a boardwalk, from Middle Low
German bōle (f.) ‘plank’, ‘beam’.
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