Holdredge is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from the family once having lived in Holdich, Norfolk
. This locale cannot be found today, but was listed pre 1700.
Early Origins of the Holdredge family
The surname Holdredge was first found in Devon
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.
Early History of the Holdredge family
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Holdredge Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Holdredge family name include Holditch, Holdich, Holdrich, Holdridge, Hilditch and many more.
Early Notables of the Holdredge family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Holdredge family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Holdredge surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Richard Holdick who settled in Virginia in 1650; J. and H. Holdridge settled in Philadelphia in 1822.
Contemporary Notables of the name Holdredge (post 1700)
- Pikey Holdredge, American award winning producer and writer, known for his work on Madly Unto Eternity (2012), Damn Frank! (2015) and Hellyfish (2014)
- Ransome Gillet Holdredge (1836-1899), American painter who specialized in Northern California landscapes
- Heeman J. Holdredge, American Democrat politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Stonington; Elected 1912 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html