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Holdaway History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.


Early Origins of the Holdaway family


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.

Early History of the Holdaway family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Holdaway research.
Another 66 words (5 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Holdaway family (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.

Migration of the Holdaway family to Ireland


Some of the Holdaway family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 66 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Holdaway family to the New World and Oceana


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

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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • David R. Holdaway, American politician, Mayor of Pleasant Grove, Utah, 1984-89 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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

Historic Events for the Holdaway family



HMS Hood

  • Mr. Frank Holdaway (b. 1906), English Joiner 1st Class serving for the Royal Navy from Catherington, Hampshire, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm

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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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, February 8) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from http://www.hmshood.com/crew/memorial/roh_24may41.htm


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