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Where did the English Holloway family come from? What is the English Holloway family crest and coat of arms? When did the Holloway family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Holloway family history?Holloway is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from a family once having lived as inhabitants at the hollow-way or holy way. Holloway is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names.
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Holloway has been recorded under many different variations, including Holloway, Hollway, Holoway, Hollaway and others.
First found in Middlesex at Holloway, a district in the parish of Islington, Finsbury division of the hundred of Ossulstone. Today, it is part of Greater London. There are a few different possible origins of the place name but the generally accepted origin is from the Old English words hol + weg which evolved to mean "the road with a hollow."  One of the first listings of the district was in 1307, when it was listed as Le Holeweye.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Holloway research. Another 131 words(9 lines of text) covering the years 1826, 1684, 1666, 1734, 1720, 1734, 1722, 1723 and are included under the topic Early Holloway History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 87 words(6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Holloway Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Holloway family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 119 words(8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Holloway or a variant listed above:
Holloway Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Holloway Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Holloway Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
Holloway Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The Holloway Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Holloway Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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