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It was in the Scottish/English Borderlands that the Strathclyde-Briton people first used the ancient name Holaday. It was a name for someone who lived near the mountain called Holy Day in the county of Annandale.

Holaday Early Origins



The surname Holaday 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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Holaday Spelling Variations


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Holaday Spelling Variations



Surnames that evolved in Scotland in the Middle Ages often appear under many spelling variations. These are due to the practice of spelling according to sound in the era before dictionaries had standardized the English language. Holaday has appeared as Halliday, Haliday and others.

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Holaday Early History


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Holaday Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Holaday 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 Holaday History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Holaday Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Holaday 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 Holaday Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Holaday In Ireland


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Holaday In Ireland



Some of the Holaday 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 North American colonies beckoned, with their ample land and opportunity as their freedom from the persecution suffered by so many Clan families back home. Many Scots even fought against England in the American War of Independence to gain this freedom. Recently, clan societies have allowed the ancestors of these brave Scottish settlers to rediscover their familial roots. Among them:

Holaday Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Holaday, who arrived in South Carolina in 1822
  • Thomas A Holaday, who landed in South Carolina in 1823

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Contemporary Notables of the name Holaday (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Holaday (post 1700)



  • Ross Edgar Holaday (1869-1929), American politician, U.S. Consul in Santiago de Cuba, 1902-15; Manchester, 1915-29
  • William Perry Holaday (1882-1946), American politician, U.S. Representative from the state of Illinois
  • John Bryan Holaday (b. 1987), American Major League Baseball catcher for the Detroit Tigers
  • William Perry Holaday (1882-1946), American Republican politician, Member of Illinois State Legislature; U.S. Representative from Illinois 18th District, 1923-33; Defeated, 1932
  • Donna Holaday, American politician, Mayor of Newburyport, Massachusetts, 2011

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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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See Also


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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.
    2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    3. Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
    4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    5. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    6. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    9. 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).
    10. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    11. ...

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