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Where did the English Holbeck family come from? What is the English Holbeck family crest and coat of arms? When did the Holbeck family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Holbeck family history?The name Holbeck belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having lived in the town of Holbeach in the county of Lincolnshire. This surname is a classic example of a habitation name which forms a broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. The surname Holbeck was originally derived from the pre-existing name for a town.
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Holbeck include Holbeck, Holbech, Holbech, Holbeche, Holbeame and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Holbeck research. Another 295 words(21 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Holbeck History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Holbeck Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Holbeck were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Holbeck Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Holbeck Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Holbeck Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Holbeck Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Holbeck 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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