The name Holdenby is an old Anglo-Saxon
name. It comes from when a family 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 Holdenby family
The surname Holdenby was first found in Norfolk
, where they were Lords of the Manor from the most ancient times.
Early History of the Holdenby family
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Holdenby Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Holdenby were recorded, including Haldenby, Haldanby, MacAldin, MacCaldin and others.
Early Notables of the Holdenby family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Holdenby family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Holdenby family emigrate to North America: Samuel Haldenby, who moved to South Dakota (date unknown).