Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once 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 Holbitch was originally derived from the pre-existing name for a town.
Early Origins of the Holbitch family
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 Holbitch family
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Holbitch Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Holbitch family name include Holbeck, Holbech, Holbech, Holbeche, Holbeame and others.
Early Notables of the Holbitch family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Holbitch family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Holbitch surname or a spelling variation of the name include: William Holbeck, who arrived on the "Mayflower" at Plymouth Massachusetts in 1620; Mr. Holbeck arrived in Philadelphia in 1796.
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