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Where did the English Holtom family come from? What is the English Holtom family crest and coat of arms? When did the Holtom family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Holtom family history?The Anglo-Saxon name Holtom comes from when the family resided in one of the settlements called Holton in the counties of Dorset, Suffolk and Somerset. The surname Holtom belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Holtom include Houlton, Holton and others.
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A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: John Holton settled in Virginia in 1635; along with Bartholomew; William Holton settled in Cambridge Mass in 1630; John and George Holton settled in Maryland in 1774..
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: Semper fidelis
Motto Translation: Always faithful.
The Holtom Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Holtom 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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