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The Anglo-Saxon name Holbock comes from the family having 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 Holbock was originally derived from the pre-existing name for a town.

Holbock Early Origins



The surname Holbock 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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Holbock Early History


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Holbock Early History



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

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Holbock Spelling Variations


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Holbock Spelling Variations



Holbock has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Holbeck, Holbech, Holbech, Holbeche, Holbeame and others.

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Holbock Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Holbock Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Holbocks to arrive on North American shores: William Holbeck, who arrived on the "Mayflower" at Plymouth Massachusetts in 1620; Mr. Holbeck arrived in Philadelphia in 1796.

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