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The Anglo-Saxon name Holdridge comes from when the family resided in Holdich, Norfolk. This locale cannot be found today, but was listed pre 1700.

Holdridge Early Origins



The surname Holdridge 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.

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Holdridge Spelling Variations


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Holdridge Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Holdridge has been recorded under many different variations, including Holditch, Holdich, Holdrich, Holdridge, Hilditch and many more.

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Holdridge Early History


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Holdridge Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Holdridge research. Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1600 and 1720 are included under the topic Early Holdridge History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Holdridge Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Holdridge Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Holdridge Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Holdridge or a variant listed above:

Holdridge Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J. H. Holdridge settled in Philadelphia in 1822

Holdridge Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. David Holdridge U.E. born in Pennsylvania, USA who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 [1]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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Holdridge (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Holdridge (post 1700)



  • Ransome Gillett Holdridge (1836-1899), American landscape painter in Northern California
  • Lee Holdridge (b. 1944), Haitian-born American composer and orchestrator
  • Leslie Ransselaer Holdridge (1907-1999), American botanist professor and climatologist
  • John Herbert Holdridge (1924-2001), American foreign service officer and diplomat, U.S. Ambassador to Singapore (19751978) and Indonesia (19821986)
  • Herbert Charles Holdridge (1892-1974), American military officer, the only United States Army General to retire during World War II
  • Horace Holdridge (b. 1841), American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan State House of Representatives from Lenawee County 1st District, 1893-94
  • George W. Holdridge, American Democrat politician, Greene County Sheriff; Candidate for New York State Assembly from Greene County, 1903
  • D. D. Holdridge, American politician, Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 19th District, 1899-1900
  • Abraham P. Holdridge, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Columbia County, 1823, 1829
  • John Herbert Holdridge (1924-2001), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Singapore, 1975-78; Indonesia, 1982-86
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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See Also


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Citations


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  1. ^ 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

Other References

  1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  3. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  4. 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.
  5. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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The Holdridge Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Holdridge 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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