The name Holbick is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family 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 Holbick was originally derived from the pre-existing name for a town.
Early Origins of the Holbick family
The surname Holbick 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 Holbick family
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Holbick Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Holbick has been spelled many different ways, including Holbeck, Holbech, Holbech, Holbeche, Holbeame and others.
Early Notables of the Holbick family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Holbick family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Holbicks to arrive in North America: William Holbeck, who arrived on the "Mayflower" at Plymouth Massachusetts in 1620; Mr. Holbeck arrived in Philadelphia in 1796.