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Where did the English Hollenshead family come from? What is the English Hollenshead family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hollenshead family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hollenshead family history?The ancestors of the name Hollenshead date back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Hollenshead family lived in the region of Hollingside or Holmside in Durham.
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Hollenshead are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Hollenshead include: Hollinshed, Holinshed, Hollinshead, Holinshead, Hollingshead, Holingshead, Hollins, Holins, Hollings and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hollenshead research. Another 306 words(22 lines of text) covering the years 1577 and 1580 are included under the topic Early Hollenshead History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 32 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hollenshead Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Hollenshead or a variant listed above: John and Grace Hollinshead, who came to West Jersey, from London, in circa 1678; Joseph Hollingshead who settled in Maryland in 1684; Clayton Hollingshead, who settled in Philadelphia in 1820.
The Hollenshead Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hollenshead 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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