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The origins of the Holderness name come from when the Anglo-Saxon tribes ruled over Britain. The name Holderness was originally derived from a family having lived in the Holderness district in the East Riding of Yorkshire. It is now found in the county of Humberside. The place-name is derived from the Old Scandinavian words holdr, a landholding held by a member of the yeomanry, and nes, a promontory or headland.

Holderness Early Origins



The surname Holderness was first found in East Riding of Yorkshire at Skipsea. "The manor is one of those which have continued members of the seigniory of Holderness to the present day. In the 12th of Edward III., the king granted a market to the place, to be held on Thursday in every week, and two fairs to be held annually, one on All Saints' day, and the other on the day of the translation of St. Thomas the Martyr." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Holderness Spelling Variations


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Holderness Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Holderness include Holderness, Holdernesse, Houlderness and others.

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Holderness Early History


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Holderness Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Holderness research. Another 151 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Holderness History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Holderness Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Holderness Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Holderness Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Holderness Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Abraham Holderness, who landed in New York in 1819
  • Edward and William Holderness settled in Philadelphia in 1820

Holderness Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • William Holderness, who arrived in Canada in 1815
  • Joseph Holderness, aged 36, a schoolmaster , arrived in Quebec aboard the ship "Atlas" in 1815

Holderness Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


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Contemporary Notables of the name Holderness (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Holderness (post 1700)



  • Fay Holderness (1881-1963), American vaudeville performer and film actress
  • Samuel M. Holderness, American politician, Secretary of Oregon Territory, 1848-49
  • George Holderness, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Ceará, 1884
  • Sue Holderness (b. 1949), English actress
  • Henry Holderness (1889-1974), New Zealand cricketer
  • Kate Holderness (b. 1984), British actress and singer
  • Sir Thomas William Holderness GCB, KCSI (1849-1924), 1st Baronet, the British first member of the Indian Civil Service
  • Rt. Rev. George Holderness (1913-1987), Dean of Lichfield

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  4. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  5. 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.
  6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  8. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  9. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  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 Holderness Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Holderness 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 12 February 2016 at 10:13.

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