Houldand History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Houldand is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Houldand family once lived in the county of Lancashire, where they held the estate of Holden in the parish of Haslingden.
Early Origins of the Houldand family
The surname Houldand was first found in Lancashire where "Holden was an estate in the parish of Haslingden. A family of that name early sprang from the place." .
" Lancashire is the great home of the Holdens. The ancient gentle family of the Holdens, of Holden, Haslingden, dates back to the 13th century; from it there branched off in the 16th century the Holdens of Todd Hall in the same parish. The Holdens of Ewood, Livesey, date back to the reign of Henry VIII. The Holdens of Aston, Derbyshire, who go back to the beginning of the 17th century, may hail from the Lancashire stock." 
Other early records include: Robert de Holden, Lancashire, listed there during the reign of Henry III; and Magota de Holdene who was listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls. The Wills at Chester list the following: Oliver Holden, of Haslingden, Lincolnshire in 1588; Adam Holden, of Spotland, Lancashire in 1596; and Catherine Holden, of Holden in 1685. The Preston Guild Rolls of 1642 list Ralph Holden de Holden. 
Important Dates for the Houldand family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Houldand research. Another 104 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1285, 1596, 1662, 1765, 1844 and are included under the topic Early Houldand History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Houldand Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Houldand family name include Holden, Holdin, Holding, Houlden, Houldin, Howlin and many more.
Early Notables of the Houldand family (pre 1700)
Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Houldand Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Houldand family to Ireland
Some of the Houldand family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 75 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Houldand family
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Houldand surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Randall Holden, who came to Rhode Island in 1630; Justinian Holden, who settled in New England in 1634; John Holden, who arrived in Virginia in 1637; Joane Holden, who came to Virginia in 1652.
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- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
- ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.