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The Holden name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in the county of Lancashire, where they held the estate of Holden in the parish of Haslingden.

Holden Early Origins



The surname Holden was first found in Lancashire where "Holden was an estate in the parish of Haslingden. A family of that name early sprang from the place." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
. " Lancashire is the great home of the Holdens. The ancient gentle family of the Holdens, of Holden, Haslingden, dates back to the 13th century; from it there branched off in the 16th century the Holdens of Todd Hall in the same parish. The Holdens of Ewood, Livesey, date back to the reign of Henry VIII. The Holdens of Aston, Derbyshire, who go back to the beginning of the 17th century, may hail from the Lancashire stock." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
Other early records include: Robert de Holden, Lancashire, listed there during the reign of Henry III; and Magota de Holdene who was listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls. The Wills at Chester list the following: Oliver Holden, of Haslingden, Lincolnshire in 1588; Adam Holden, of Spotland, Lancashire in 1596; and Catherine Holden, of Holden in 1685. The Preston Guild Rolls of 1642 list Ralph Holden de Holden. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Holden Spelling Variations


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Holden 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 Holden has undergone many spelling variations, including Holden, Holdin, Holding, Houlden, Houldin, Howlin and many more.

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Holden Early History


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Holden Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Holden research. Another 207 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1285, 1596, 1662, 1765, 1844 and are included under the topic Early Holden History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Holden Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Holden Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Holden Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Holden In Ireland


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Holden In Ireland



Some of the Holden family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 137 words (10 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



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Holden were among those contributors:

Holden Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Randall Holden ( c. 1612-1692), who came to Rhode Island from Salisbury, England in 1630 to become one of the original founders of Portsmouth and co-founder of the town of Warwick
  • Justinian Holden, who settled in New England in 1634
  • John Holden, who arrived in Virginia in 1637
  • Randall Holden, who landed in Rhode Island in 1638
  • Richard Holden, who arrived in Watertown, Massachusetts in 1642
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Holden Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Holden, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1838
  • Henry Holden, aged 27, arrived in Missouri in 1840
  • James Holden, aged 42, landed in Missouri in 1840
  • Jane Holden, aged 4, arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • Abraham Holden, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Holden Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. David Holden U.E. who settled in Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 member of the Cape Ann Association [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Holden Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Holden, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1825
  • Joanna Holden, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1831
  • May Holden, who arrived in Canada in 1832
  • Michael Holden, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1836
  • Charles Holden, who landed in Canada in 1841
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Holden Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Holden, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Ann" on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
  • James Holden, English convict from York, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 17, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823
  • Samuel Holden, English convict from York, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on May 17, 1823, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823
  • Richard Holden, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on September 21, 1826, settling in New South Wales, Australia [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1826 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1826
  • James Holden, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "America" on April 4, 1829, settling in New South Wales, Australia [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1829 with 176 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1829
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Holden Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Holden arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1863
  • William Holden, aged 37, a chairmaker, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875
  • Ann Holden, aged 36, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875
  • William H. Holden, aged 6, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875
  • Annie Holden, aged 5, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rodney" in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Holden (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Holden (post 1700)



  • Edward Singleton Holden (1846-1914), American astronomer, eponym of the Holden lunar crater
  • William Curry Holden (1896-1993), American historian and archaeologist, first director of the Museum of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas
  • William Woods Holden (1818-1892), American politician, the 38th and 40th Governor of North Carolina
  • Jon Robert "J.R." Holden (b. 1976), retired American-born, Russian professional basketball player
  • Stuart Alistair Holden (b. 1985), Scottish-born American soccer player at the 2008 Summer Olympics, 2009 CONCACAF Gold Cup and 2010 FIFA World Cup
  • Mari Holden (b. 1971), American Olympic silver medalist and World Champion and six time National Champion in cycling
  • Arthur Wesley Holden (1877-1967), American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Idaho, 1916
  • Austin Wells Holden (1819-1891), American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Warren County, 1874
  • Benedict M. Holden, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Connecticut 1st District, 1906
  • Benjamin T. Holden, American politician, Member of North Carolina State Senate 7th District, 1909-12
  • ... (Another 70 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Holden Historic Events


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Holden Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. S. Holden, British Greaser from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking on May 29th 1914

HMS Prince of Wales

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. M Holden, British Sub Lieutenant "A", who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking
  • Mr. James Holden, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking
  • Mr. Basil Munore Holden, British Lieutenant Instructor, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. James William Holden, English First Waiter from Liverpool, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Holden


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Suggested Readings for the name Holden



  • John Holden of St. Armand, Quebec and Franklin, Vermont, The Family and Descendants by Phyllis V. Owen.
  • Manuscript Genealogy of Holden Family by F.A. Holden.

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Nec temere nec timide
Motto Translation: Neither rashly nor timidly.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
  3. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1823 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1823
  6. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1826 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1826
  7. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 26) America voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1829 with 176 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/america/1829

Other References

  1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  4. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  5. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  8. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
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The Holden Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Holden 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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