The Holbach name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived in the town of Holbeach in the county of Lincolnshire
. This surname is a classic example of a habitation
name which forms a broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names. The surname Holbach was originally derived from the pre-existing name for a town.
Early Origins of the Holbach family
The surname Holbach was first found in Lincolnshire
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 Holbach family
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Holbach 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 Holbach has undergone many spelling variations
, including Holbeck, Holbech, Holbech, Holbeche, Holbeame and others.
Early Notables of the Holbach family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Holbach family to the New World and Oceana
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 Holbach were among those contributors:
Holbach Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Nik Holbach, who landed in America in 1855 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)