name Holdenbey comes from when the family resided 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 Holdenbey family
The surname Holdenbey was first found in Norfolk
, where they were Lords of the Manor from the most ancient times.
Early History of the Holdenbey family
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Holdenbey Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Holdenbey has been recorded under many different variations, including Haldenby, Haldanby, MacAldin, MacCaldin and others.
Early Notables of the Holdenbey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Holdenbey family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Holdenbey or a variant listed above: Samuel Haldenby, who moved to South Dakota (date unknown).