When Ellen D Bolin was born on 4 May 1875, in Morgan, Kentucky, United States, her father, Samuel Wilkins Bowling, was 31 and her mother, Catherine Smith, was 27. She had at least 8 sons and 5 daughters with Elisha Smith. She lived in Magisterial District 5 Auburn, Logan, Kentucky, United States in 1900 and Evanston, Breathitt, Kentucky, United States in 1910. She died on 10 May 1944, in Magoffin, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 69.
Swedish: ornamental name composed of the element bo ‘farm’ + the suffix -lin, derived from Latin -(l)inius ‘relating to’.
Walloon and northern French: from a derivative of the ancient Germanic personal name Baldo, a short form of various names formed with the element bald ‘bold’ (compare Bolle ). This surname is rare in Belgium.
Polish: from a pet form of a personal name such as Bolesław (see Bolen ).