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The name Holder has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived as tenants or occupiers of land. The surname Holder originally derived from the Old English word Haldan. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
Conversely, another source claims that the name was derived from the Old English word "h(e)aldan," meaning "to guard or keep." It is thought to have been an occupational name for a keeper of animals, but may also have been used in the sense of a holder of land within the Feudal System. [2]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)


Holder Early Origins



The surname Holder was first found in Gloucestershire and other counties and shires in Britain. One of the first records of the name was Robert le Holdere who was listed in Gloucestershire in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
[2]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)
The same rolls list Robert Holdere in Norfolk and Robert le Holdere in Cambridgeshire. [2]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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Holder Spelling Variations


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Holder Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Holder have been found, including Holder, Holdere, Holders and others.

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Holder Early History


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Holder Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Holder research. Another 119 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1631, 1676, 1616 and 1698 are included under the topic Early Holder History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Holder Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Holder Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 47 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Holder 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Holder, or a variant listed above:

Holder Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Holder, who arrived in Maryland in 1633
  • Elizabeth Holder settled in Virginia with her husband John in 1638
  • Mary Holder, who arrived in Virginia in 1652
  • Christopher Holder settled in Boston in 1656 later moving to Newport RI
  • Christopher Holder, aged 25, landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1656
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Holder Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Susanna Holder, who landed in Virginia in 1717
  • Hans Jacob Holder, aged 12, landed in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Hans Marthel Holder, aged 24, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Casparus Holder, aged 26, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1738
  • Alexander Holder, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Holder Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Wilhelm Holder, aged 35, landed in New York in 1854
  • Wilhelme Holder, aged 28, arrived in New York in 1854
  • Albert Holder, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1860
  • Con Holder, aged 59, arrived in New York in 1862
  • Kyzer Holder, aged 30, arrived in New York in 1862
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Holder Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Jacob Holder U.E. (b. 1757) born in Lynn Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, USA who arrived at Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 aboard the ship "Grace" he enlisted in 1777 and served in the Buck's County Volunteers then the Queen's Rangers he died in 1828 in Long Reach , Kings County, New Brunswick, married to Mary Sharp they had 9 children [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
  • Mr. John Holder U.E. born in Pennsylvania, USA who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 [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

Holder Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Edward Holder arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajasthan" in 1838 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Rajasthan.htm
  • Harriet Holder arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajasthan" in 1838 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Rajasthan.htm
  • John Holder, English convict from Suffolk, who was transported aboard the "Anson" on September 23, 1843, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843
  • Henry Holder arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1848
  • Matthew Holder arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Himalaya" in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Holder Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Holder landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • William Holder landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • William John Holder landed in Wanganui, New Zealand in 1841
  • William John Holder, aged 25, a farmer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Catherine Stewart Forbes" in 1841
  • William Holder, aged 39, a sawyer, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "London" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Holder (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Holder (post 1700)



  • Randolph M. Holder (1918-1942), American naval aviator, eponym of the destroyer USS Holder (DD-819)
  • Burton Allen Holder (1843-1920), Chickasaw Indian who served as a Confederate officer in the American Civil War
  • Janice M. Holder (1949-2008), American Tennessee Supreme Court justice, Chief Justice of Tennessee from 2008 to 2010
  • Eric Himpton Holder Jr. (b. 1951), American 82nd Attorney General of the United States
  • Eric H. Holder Jr., American politician, U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, 1993-97
  • Dwight A. Holder, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1948
  • David M. Holder, American Republican politician, Chair of Randolph County Republican Party, 2002
  • Daniel Clinton Holder, American politician, Representative from Michigan 9th District, 1926
  • Charles A. Holder, American politician, U.S. Consul in Cologne, 1914
  • Cale J. Holder, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1952
  • ... (Another 21 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Holder Historic Events


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Holder Historic Events




HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Edward Harrison Holder (1922-1941), Australian Telegraphist from Cremorne, New South Wales, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

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Citations



  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  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 Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Rajasthan.htm
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anson voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1843 with 499 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anson/1843

Other References

  1. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  7. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  10. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
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The Holder Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Holder 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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