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In ancient Scotland, the first people to use Holliday as a surname were the Strathclyde- Britons. It was a name someone who lived near the mountain called Holy Day in the county of Annandale.

Holliday Early Origins



The surname Holliday was first found in Annandale, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Holliday Spelling Variations


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Holliday Spelling Variations



The origin of rules governing the spelling of names and even words is a very recent innovation. Before that, words and names were spelled according to sound, and, therefore, often appeared under several different spelling variations in a single document. Holliday has been spelled Halliday, Haliday and others.

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Holliday Early History


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Holliday Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Holliday research. Another 198 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1120, 1605, 1415, 1593, 1661, 1626, 1550, 1612, 1605, 1606, 1697, 1697, 1685 and 1739 are included under the topic Early Holliday History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Holliday Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Holliday Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was Walter Halliday (also spelled Haliday, Halyday, and Holliday), Scottish royal minstrel at the battle of Agincourt in 1415, thought to be son of the chieftain of Annandale in Dumfries, founder member of a minstrels' guild, now known as the Worshipful Company of Musicians...

Another 75 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Holliday Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Holliday In Ireland


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Holliday In Ireland



Some of the Holliday family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 228 words (16 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The persecution faced in their homeland left many Scots with little to do but sail for the colonies of North Ameri ca. There they found land, freedom, opportunity, and nations in the making. They fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence, or traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In both cases, they made enormous contributions to the formation of those great nations. Among them:

Holliday Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Georg Holliday, who arrived in Virginia in 1639
  • Geo Holliday, who landed in Virginia in 1650
  • Eliz Holliday, who landed in Virginia in 1655
  • Robert Holliday, who arrived in Maryland in 1665
  • Walter Holliday, who landed in Virginia in 1666
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Holliday Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anthony Holliday, who arrived in Virginia in 1702
  • Hannah Holliday, who arrived in Virginia in 1711
  • Elizabeth Holliday, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1714
  • Gilbert Holliday, who landed in Virginia in 1724

Holliday Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Holliday, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1810
  • Thomas Holliday, aged 40, arrived in New York in 1812
  • William Holliday, who arrived in New York in 1819
  • James Holliday, who arrived in South Carolina in 1822
  • Henry Holliday, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1868
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Holliday Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Holliday, aged 21, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke Of Wellington" in 1849
  • Thomas Holliday, aged 27, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke Of Wellington" in 1849
  • George Holliday, aged 24, a farm labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "North"

Holliday Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Amy Holliday, aged 23, a housemaid, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Holliday (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Holliday (post 1700)



  • Robert Kelvin "Bob" Holliday (1933-2014), American politician
  • Kenneth Earl "Kene" Holliday (b. 1949), American character actor of stage, film, and television, best known for his role as Ben Matlock's original private investigator, Tyler Hudson, on Matlock
  • James Wear "Bug" Holliday (1867-1910), American Major League Baseball center fielder in the late 1800s
  • Dimetry Giovonni "Vonnie" Holliday (b. 1975), American NFL football defensive end for the Arizona Cardinals
  • Matt Thomas Holliday (b. 1980), American Major League Baseball left fielder for the St. Louis Cardinals, runner-up in the National League MVP (2007)
  • Jennifer-Yvette Holliday (b. 1960), American two-time Grammy Award, Golden Globe and Tony Award winning singer and actress
  • John Henry "Doc" Holliday (1851-1887), American dentist, gambler and legendary gunfighter, best known for his involvement in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral
  • Judy Holliday (1921-1965), American Academy and Tony Award winning actress
  • Thomas Edward "Tom" Holliday (1898-1969), English rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1920s
  • Fred Parkinson Holliday DSO, MC, AFC (1888-1980), Australian fighter pilot during the First World War, credited with 17 aerial victories
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Holliday


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Suggested Readings for the name Holliday



  • The Holladay (also Holliday) Family by Alvis Milton Holladay Sr..
  • In Search of the Hollidays; the Story of Doc Holliday and His Holliday and McKey Families by Albert S. Pendelton Jr.

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Motto


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Motto



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: Quarta saluti
Motto Translation: The fourth to health.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
    3. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    4. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    5. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    7. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
    8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    9. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    11. ...

    The Holliday Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Holliday 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.

    This page was last modified on 16 November 2016 at 08:05.

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