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The Anglo-Saxon name Holdsworth comes from when the family resided in the county of Yorkshire, where they held manor at Haldsworth.

Holdsworth Early Origins



The surname Holdsworth was first found in Yorkshire 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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Holdsworth Spelling Variations


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Holdsworth 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. Holdsworth has been recorded under many different variations, including Holdsworth, Holesworth, Houlsworth, Holdworth, Houldworth and many more.

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Holdsworth Early History


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Holdsworth Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Holdsworth research. Another 183 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 127 and 1273 are included under the topic Early Holdsworth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Holdsworth Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Holdsworth Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Holdsworth Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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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 Holdsworth or a variant listed above:

Holdsworth Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Gilbert Holdsworth, aged 30, arrived in Barbados in 1635
  • Seth Holdsworth settled in Barbados in 1675
  • Samuel Holdsworth, who landed in Maryland in 1678

Holdsworth Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • David Holdsworth, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1860
  • Andrew Holdsworth, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1861
  • William Holdsworth, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1861
  • Dorothy Holdsworth, aged 35, arrived in New York in 1862
  • Elizabeth Holdsworth, aged 2, landed in New York in 1862
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Holdsworth Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Holdsworth, who landed in Canada in 1815

Holdsworth Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Robert Holdsworth, aged 35, a bricklayer, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Indian"
  • Emma Holdsworth, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Anna Maria" on October 4, 1851, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1851 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1851

Holdsworth Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Duke Holdsworth arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Pegasus" in 1865

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Contemporary Notables of the name Holdsworth (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Holdsworth (post 1700)



  • Frederick William "Fred" Holdsworth (b. 1952), American former Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher who played from 1972 to 1980
  • Walter Holdsworth, American Democrat politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Monongalia County; Elected 1954
  • Fred Holdsworth, American politician, First Selectman of Stonington, Connecticut, 1920
  • Fred Holdsworth, American politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Norwich, 1912, 1920
  • William Holdsworth (1875-1937), English-born, Australian politician, Member for Sydney NSW (1925-1927)
  • Andrew "Andy" Holdsworth (b. 1984), English professional footballer
  • David Gary Holdsworth (b. 1968), English former footballer currently manager of Goole
  • Dean Christopher Holdsworth (b. 1968), English former professional football player and manager
  • Allan Holdsworth (b. 1946), English jazz/rock guitarist
  • William Frank Holdsworth, British founder of Holdsworth Bicycles, London (1926-1987)
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1851 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1851

Other References

  1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  6. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  7. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  8. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  10. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  11. ...

The Holdsworth Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Holdsworth 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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