Holdenbay is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from the family once having lived in Haldenby, a township, in the parish of Adlingfleet, union of Goole, Lower division of the wapentake
of Osgoldcross in the West Riding of Yorkshire
. The township has remained very small over the years as by 1848, it had only 75 inhabitants.
Early Origins of the Holdenbay family
The surname Holdenbay was first found in Norfolk
, where they were Lords of the Manor from the most ancient times.
Early History of the Holdenbay family
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Holdenbay Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Holdenbay family name include Haldenby, Haldanby, MacAldin, MacCaldin and others.
Early Notables of the Holdenbay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Holdenbay 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 Holdenbay surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Samuel Haldenby, who moved to South Dakota (date unknown).