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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.

Holdenbay Early Origins



The surname Holdenbay was first found in Norfolk, where they were Lords of the Manor from the most ancient times.

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Holdenbay Spelling Variations


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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.

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Holdenbay Early History


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Holdenbay Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Holdenbay research. Another 99 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1086 and 1379 are included under the topic Early Holdenbay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Holdenbay Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Holdenbay Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 19 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Holdenbay Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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).

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    2. 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.
    3. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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    The Holdenbay Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Holdenbay 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.

    This page was last modified on 23 April 2014 at 14:05.

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