The roots of the Anglo-Saxon
name Holbeox come from when the family resided 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 Holbeox was originally derived from the pre-existing name for a town.
Early Origins of the Holbeox family
The surname Holbeox 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 Holbeox family
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Holbeox Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, 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. Holbeox has been recorded under many different variations, including Holbeck, Holbech, Holbech, Holbeche, Holbeame and others.
Early Notables of the Holbeox family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Holbeox 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 Holbeox or a variant listed above: William Holbeck, who arrived on the "Mayflower" at Plymouth Massachusetts in 1620; Mr. Holbeck arrived in Philadelphia in 1796.