Hollard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The ancestors of the name Hollard date back to the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Hollard family lived in an enclosed region. The surname Hollard originally derived from the Old English word hough which referred to a small protected space.
Early Origins of the Hollard family
The surname Hollard was first found in Lancashire at Thingwall, a detached hamlet, in the township of Little Woolton, parish of Childwall, union and hundred of West Derby. "Thyngwall was given in exchange by King John to an individual whose name is not now on record. In the following reign Richard, son of Thurston de Holland, held a carucate of land here 'of our lord the king,' for one mark, in exchange for his inheritance in Snodden (Smithden), 'which the king placed in his own forest.'" 
"During the thirteenth century the descent of the manor [of West Derby] followed that of the wapentake and land between Ribble and Mersey, but in 1316 Thomas, earl of Lancaster, gave the manor, with 300 acres of wood, to Robert de Holand, and about four years later confirmed the grant with large additions, viz., the manor of West Derby. 
Another branch was found at Dalbury in Derbyshire in early times. "In the reign of Edward II. Dalbury and Lees were the property of Sir Robert Holland." 
Important Dates for the Hollard family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hollard research. Another 116 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1352, 1400, 1374, 1400, 1370, 1405, 1384, 1408, 1400, 1407, 1403, 1406, 1408, 1661, 1654, 1656, 1603, 1701, 1640, 1599, 1671, 1658, 1722, 1695 and are included under the topic Early Hollard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hollard Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Hollard 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 Hollard include: Holland, Holand and others.
Early Notables of the Hollard family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include John Holland, 1st Duke of Exeter (c. 1352-1400), 1st Earl of Huntingdon, English nobleman, primarily remembered for helping cause the downfall of Thomas of Woodstock, 1st Duke of Gloucester and then for conspiring against Henry IV; Thomas Holland, (1374-1400), 1st Duke of Surrey, 3rd Earl of Kent, 4th Baron Holland, Earl Marshal, English nobleman; Duke of Exeter; Earl of Kent; Count of Holland; Alianore Holland, Countess of March (1370-1405), through her daughter, Anne Mortimer,Edmund Holland, 4th Earl of Kent, 5th Baron Holand, (1384-1408), Earl of Kent (c. 1400-c. 1407), the 106th Knight of...
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Migration of the Hollard family to Ireland
Some of the Hollard family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 61 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hollard migration to the United States
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 Hollard or a variant listed above:
Typical Hollard Emigration from the United Kingdom to North America
Hollard Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Angell Hollard, aged 21, who arrived in New England in 1635 
- George Hollard, who arrived in Maryland in 1674 
Hollard Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Jacob Hollard, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1743 
- Christan Hollard, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1743 
Hollard migration to New Zealand
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Hollard Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Charles Hollard, aged 29, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arab" in 1841
- Ann Hollard, aged 29, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arab" in 1841
- Susan Hollard, aged 9, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arab" in 1841
- William Hollard, aged 7, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arab" in 1841
- Elizabeth Hollard, aged 5, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Arab" in 1841
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