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The name Holbeck belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their 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 Holbeck was originally derived from the pre-existing name for a town.

Holbeck Early Origins



The surname Holbeck 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.

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Holbeck Spelling Variations


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Holbeck Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Holbeck include Holbeck, Holbech, Holbech, Holbeche, Holbeame and others.

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Holbeck Early History


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Holbeck Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Holbeck research. Another 135 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Holbeck History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Holbeck Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Holbeck Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Holbeck Notables 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



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Holbeck were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Holbeck Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Holbeck, who arrived on the "Mayflower" at Plymouth Massachusetts in 1620
  • Wilham Holbeck, who arrived in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620
  • William Holbeck, who landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620

Holbeck Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Holbeck arrived in Philadelphia in 1796
  • Mr. Holbeck, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1797

Holbeck Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Arnold Holbeck, aged 40, landed in Missouri in 1839

Holbeck Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • W.P. Holbeck arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Hyde" in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Holbeck (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Holbeck (post 1700)



  • Fred C. Holbeck (1878-1957), American politician, Candidate for Michigan State Senate, 1912, 1936; Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Arenac District, 1929-36; Defeated in Republican primary, 1926, 1938

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    10. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
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    The Holbeck Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Holbeck 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 11 November 2015 at 09:24.

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