Holdcastle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Holdcastle family

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] 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]

Early History of the Holdcastle family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Holdcastle research. Another 151 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1407, 1455, 1487, 1386, 1391, 1378 and 1417 are included under the topic Early Holdcastle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Holdcastle Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Holdcastle family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Thomas Oldcastle of Eyton, High Sheriff of Herefordshire in 1386 and 1391. Sir John Oldcastle (c. 1378-1417) was an English Lollard leader. As a close friend of Henry V, he long escaped prosecution for heresy...
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Migration of the Holdcastle family

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.

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

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