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Holdcastle Early Origins



The surname Holdcastle was first found in Cheshire at Oldcastle, a township, in the parish of Malpas, union of Wrexham. The township "took its name from an ancient castle, which was destroyed before 1585. " [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
One of the earliest records of the name was in the year 1389 when Thomas Oldecastell held the estates in this shire. Over in Almeley, Herefordshire a branch of the family was found in early times. "The farm there was called Old Castle. Sir John Oldcastle, Lord Cobham, executed in 1417 for his attachment to the Lollards, was a native of the parish." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Holdcastle Spelling Variations


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Holdcastle Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Oldcastle, Holdcastle, Oldcastell, Holdcastell, Olecastle, Holecastle, Holtcastle, Oltcastle and many more.

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Holdcastle Early History


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Holdcastle Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Holdcastle research. Another 295 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1407, 1455, 1487, 1386, 1391 and 1417 are included under the topic Early Holdcastle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Holdcastle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Holdcastle Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Thomas Oldcastle of Eyton, High Sheriff of Herefordshire in 1386 and 1391. Sir John Oldcastle (died 1417) was an English Lollard leader. As a close friend of Henry V, he long escaped prosecution for heresy...

Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Holdcastle Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: settlers, who arrived along the eastern seaboard, from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands.

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  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  3. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  6. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  9. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  10. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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The Holdcastle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Holdcastle 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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