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Where did the English Holan family come from? What is the English Holan family crest and coat of arms? When did the Holan family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Holan family history?The name Holan is an old Anglo-Saxon name. It comes from when a family lived in the county of Lancashire, where they held the estate of Holden in the parish of Haslingden.
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Holan were recorded, including Holden, Holdin, Holding, Houlden, Houldin, Howlin and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Holan research. Another 207 words(15 lines of text) covering the years 1285, 1596, 1662, 1765 and 1844 are included under the topic Early Holan History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 41 words(3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Holan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Holan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 137 words(10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Holan family emigrate to North America: Randall Holden, who came to Rhode Island in 1630; Justinian Holden, who settled in New England in 1634; John Holden, who arrived in Virginia in 1637; Joane Holden, who came to Virginia in 1652.
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Nec temere nec timide
Motto Translation: Neither rashly nor timidly.
The Holan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Holan 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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