The ancient roots of the Haldernass family name are in the Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name Haldernass comes from when the family lived in the Holderness district in the East Riding of Yorkshire
. It is now found in the county of Humberside. The place-name is derived from the Old Scandinavian words holdr,
a landholding held by a member of the yeomanry, and nes,
a promontory or headland.
Early Origins of the Haldernass family
The surname Haldernass was first found in East Riding of Yorkshire
at Skipsea. "The manor is one of those which have continued members of the seigniory of Holderness to the present day. In the 12th of Edward III., the king granted a market to the place, to be held on Thursday in every week, and two fairs to be held annually, one on All Saints' day, and the other on the day of the translation of St. Thomas the Martyr." CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Haldernass family
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Haldernass Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Haldernass has appeared include Holderness, Holdernesse, Houlderness and others.
Early Notables of the Haldernass family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Haldernass family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Haldernass arrived in North America very early: Henry Holdernesse arrived in Philadelphia in 1807; Edward and William Holderness settled in Philadelphia in 1820.