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The lineage of the name Holdaway begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived as inhabitants at the hollow-way or holy way. Holdaway is a topographic surname, which was given to a person who resided near a physical feature such as a hill, stream, church, or type of tree. Habitation names form the other broad category of surnames that were derived from place-names.

Holdaway Early Origins



The surname Holdaway was first found in Middlesex at Holloway, a district in the parish of Islington, Finsbury division of the hundred of Ossulstone. Today, it is part of Greater London. There are a few different possible origins of the place name but the generally accepted origin is from the Old English words hol + weg which evolved to mean "the road with a hollow." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
One of the first listings of the district was in 1307, when it was listed as Le Holeweye.

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Holdaway Spelling Variations


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Holdaway Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Holdaway has undergone many spelling variations, including Holloway, Hollway, Holoway, Hollaway, Hollywood and others.

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Holdaway Early History


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Holdaway Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Holdaway research. Another 131 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1826, 1684, 1666, 1734, 1720, 1734, 1722, 1723 and are included under the topic Early Holdaway History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Holdaway Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Holdaway Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include: James Holloway (died 1684), an English merchant from Bristol, and conspirator of the Rye House Plot; and John...

Another 26 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Holdaway Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Holdaway In Ireland


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Holdaway In Ireland



Some of the Holdaway family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 119 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Holdaway Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Holdaway, who landed in Nelson, New Zealand in 1841 aboard the ship Will Watch
  • John Holdaway, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Whitby" in 1841
  • Mary Holdaway, aged 30, who arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Mary Ann" in 1842
  • William Holdaway, aged 12, who arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Mary Ann" in 1842
  • Emma Holdaway, aged 10, who arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Mary Ann" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Holdaway (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Holdaway (post 1700)



  • Ronald M. Holdaway, American former judge of the United States Court of Appeals
  • Mabel Holdaway, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Montana, 1936
  • David R. Holdaway, American politician, Mayor of Pleasant Grove, Utah, 1984-89
  • Charles Guy Holdaway (1886-1973), British Olympic athlete
  • William Holdaway (1893-1967), New Zealand cricketer
  • Jim Holdaway (1927-1970), British illustrator, who was famous for his illustrations of numerous comic strips

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Holdaway Historic Events


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Holdaway Historic Events




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Holdaway Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  2. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  4. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  5. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  8. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  9. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  10. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  11. ...

The Holdaway Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Holdaway Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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