Holard History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The lineage of the name Holard begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in an enclosed region. The surname Holard originally derived from the Old English word hough which referred to a small protected space.
Early Origins of the Holard family
The surname Holard 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 Holard family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Holard 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 Holard History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Holard Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Holard has undergone many spelling variations, including Holland, Holand and others.
Early Notables of the Holard 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 Holard family to Ireland
Some of the Holard family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Holard family
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Holard were among those contributors: Gabriel Holland settled in Virginia in 1623; Edward Holland settled in Virginia in 1637; John Holland settled in Jamaica in 1661; another John Holland settled in Virginia in 1649.
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- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
- ^ 'Townships: Scarisbrick', in A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 3, ed. William Farrer and J Brownbill (London, 1907), pp. 265-276. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/lancs/vol3/pp265-276 [accessed 21 January 2017].