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The origins of the Holbox name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from 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 Holbox was originally derived from the pre-existing name for a town.

Holbox Early Origins



The surname Holbox 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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Holbox Early History


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Holbox Early History



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

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Holbox Spelling Variations


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Holbox Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Holbox were recorded, including Holbeck, Holbech, Holbech, Holbeche, Holbeame and others.

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Holbox Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Holbox Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Holbox family emigrate to North America: William Holbeck, who arrived on the "Mayflower" at Plymouth Massachusetts in 1620; Mr. Holbeck arrived in Philadelphia in 1796.

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