Holdolm History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The ancestry of the name Holdolm dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in one of the settlements called Holton in the counties of Dorset, Suffolk and Somerset. The surname Holdolm belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Early Origins of the Holdolm family

The surname Holdolm was first found in the Isle of Wight where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

The family later settled in Wiltshire in the reign of James I (1567-1625) and held Farley Castle there at that time. Rev. Robert Houlton of Milton, Clevedon, Somerset, the promoter of the Suttonian method of variolation was a descendant of this line.

Important Dates for the Holdolm family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Holdolm research. Another 87 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1720, 1696, 1700 and 1724 are included under the topic Early Holdolm History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Holdolm 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 Holdolm have been found, including Houlton, Holton and others.

Early Notables of the Holdolm family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include Jospeh Houlton Esq., of Trowbridge, (died 1720) High Sheriff of Wiltshire in 1696, her purchased from the Hungerford family in 1700...
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Migration of the Holdolm family

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 Holdolm, or a variant listed above: John Holton settled in Virginia in 1635; along with Bartholomew; William Holton settled in Cambridge Mass in 1630; John and George Holton settled in Maryland in 1774..

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