Anglo-Saxon name Holas comes from when the family resided near a field of holly having derived from the word for holly in the language of the time. In the Old English the word for holly is holegn, or perhaps holen; in the Old English the words for holly were holei or holen. The original bearer of the name lived near a patch of holly noted for its fecundity.
Early Origins of the Holas family
Nottinghamshire 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.
Early History of the Holas family
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Holas Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Holas has been recorded under many different variations, including Hollis, Holles, Hollys, Hollyes, Holleis, Hollies and others.
Early Notables of the Holas family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Holas family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Holas or a variant listed above: Henry Holles settled in New England in 1709 with his wife; John Hollis settled in Maryland in 1654; John and Edith Hollis settled in Virginia in 1623.
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