. This locale cannot be found today, but was listed pre 1700.
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
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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.
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, who 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 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