Holdink History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Holdink is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in the county of Lancashire, where they held the estate of Holden in the parish of Haslingden.

Early Origins of the Holdink family

The surname Holdink was first found in Lancashire where "Holden was an estate in the parish of Haslingden. A family of that name early sprang from the place." [1].

" Lancashire is the great home of the Holdens. The ancient gentle family of the Holdens, of Holden, Haslingden, dates back to the 13th century; from it there branched off in the 16th century the Holdens of Todd Hall in the same parish. The Holdens of Ewood, Livesey, date back to the reign of Henry VIII. The Holdens of Aston, Derbyshire, who go back to the beginning of the 17th century, may hail from the Lancashire stock." [2]

Other early records include: Robert de Holden, Lancashire, listed there during the reign of Henry III; and Magota de Holdene who was listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls. The Wills at Chester list the following: Oliver Holden, of Haslingden, Lincolnshire in 1588; Adam Holden, of Spotland, Lancashire in 1596; and Catherine Holden, of Holden in 1685. The Preston Guild Rolls of 1642 list Ralph Holden de Holden. [1]

Important Dates for the Holdink family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Holdink research. Another 104 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1285, 1596, 1662, 1765, 1844 and are included under the topic Early Holdink History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Holdink Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Holdink has been spelled many different ways, including Holden, Holdin, Holding, Houlden, Houldin, Howlin and many more.

Early Notables of the Holdink family (pre 1700)

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Holdink Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Holdink family to Ireland

Some of the Holdink family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 75 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Holdink family

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Holdinks to arrive in North America: Randall Holden, who came to Rhode Island in 1630; Justinian Holden, who settled in New England in 1634; John Holden, who arrived in Virginia in 1637; Joane Holden, who came to Virginia in 1652.

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Citations

  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
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