Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Holdcraft family once lived in the area of Holcroft in Lancashire.
Early Origins of the Holdcraft family
Lancashire where one of the first record of the name was Robert de Holecroft who was listed in the Assize Rolls in 1246. A few years later, John Holecroft was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of 1327. CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
"Lytham [a parish in Lancashire] is mentioned in the Domesday Survey under the name of Lidun. It early belonged, by gift of Richard Fitz-Roger, to the monks of Durham, and after the Reformation was granted to Sir Thomas Holcroft, whose descendant, Sir John, is said to have sold the property in 1606 to Sir Cuthbert Clifton, ancestor of the present lord of the manor." CITATION[CLOSE]
Early History of the Holdcraft family
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Holdcraft Spelling Variations
spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Holdcraft family name include Holcroft, Holcrofte, Howcroft, Hocroft and others.
Early Notables of the Holdcraft family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Holdcraft family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Holdcraft surname or a spelling variation of the name include:
Holdcraft Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Holdcraft Family Crest Products