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Holdadge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Holdadge has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived in Holdich, Norfolk. This locale cannot be found today, but was listed pre 1700.

Early Origins of the Holdadge family


The surname Holdadge was first found in Devon 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 Holdadge family


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Holdadge Spelling Variations


Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Holdadge have been found, including Holditch, Holdich, Holdrich, Holdridge, Hilditch and many more.

Early Notables of the Holdadge family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Holdadge family to the New World and Oceana


Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Holdadge, or a variant listed above: Richard Holdick who settled in Virginia in 1650; J. and H. Holdridge settled in Philadelphia in 1822.

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