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Where did the English Holman family come from? What is the English Holman family crest and coat of arms? When did the Holman family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Holman family history?Holman is a name whose history dates far back into the mists of early British times to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes. It is a name for a holy man who was a priest or friar. The surname Holman originally derived from the Old English word Hol or Hool. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.
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. Holman has been recorded under many different variations, including Holman, Hollman, Holeman and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Holman research. Another 179 words(13 lines of text) covering the years 1307, 1593, 1669, 1659, 1638, 1633, 1700 and 1661 are included under the topic Early Holman History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 91 words(6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Holman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Holman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 37 words(3 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 Holman or a variant listed above:
Holman Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Holman Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Holman Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Holman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Holman 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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