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Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Holeen is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in an enclosed region. The surname Holeen originally derived from the Old English word hough which referred to a small protected space.

Early Origins of the Holeen family


The surname Holeen was first found in Lancashire at Thingwall, a detached hamlet, in the township of Little Woolton, parish of Childwall, union and hundred of West Derby. "Thyngwall was given in exchange by King John to an individual whose name is not now on record. In the following reign Richard, son of Thurston de Holland, held a carucate of land here 'of our lord the king,' for one mark, in exchange for his inheritance in Snodden (Smithden), 'which the king placed in his own forest.'" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

"During the thirteenth century the descent of the manor [of West Derby] followed that of the wapentake and land between Ribble and Mersey, but in 1316 Thomas, earl of Lancaster, gave the manor, with 300 acres of wood, to Robert de Holand, and about four years later confirmed the grant with large additions, viz., the manor of West Derby. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
'Townships: Scarisbrick', in A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 3, ed. William Farrer and J Brownbill (London, 1907), pp. 265-276. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/lancs/vol3/pp265-276 [accessed 21 January 2017].

Another branch was found at Dalbury in Derbyshire in early times. "In the reign of Edward II. Dalbury and Lees were the property of Sir Robert Holland." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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Early History of the Holeen family

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Early History of the Holeen family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Holeen research.
Another 349 words (25 lines of text) covering the years 1352, 1400, 1374, 1400, 1370, 1405, 1384, 1408, 1400, 1407, 1403, 1406, 1408, 1661, 1654, 1656, 1603, 1701, 1640, 1599, 1671, 1658, 1722, 1695 and are included under the topic Early Holeen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Holeen Spelling Variations

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Holeen Spelling Variations


The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Holeen has been spelled many different ways, including Holland, Holand and others.

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Early Notables of the Holeen family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Holeen family (pre 1700)


Notables of the family at this time include John Holland, 1st Duke of Exeter (c. 1352-1400), 1st Earl of Huntingdon, English nobleman, primarily remembered for helping cause the downfall of Thomas of Woodstock, 1st Duke of Gloucester and then for conspiring against Henry IV; Thomas Holland, (1374-1400), 1st Duke of Surrey...
Another 211 words (15 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Holeen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Migration of the Holeen family to Ireland

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Migration of the Holeen family to Ireland


Some of the Holeen family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Holeen family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Holeen family to the New World and Oceana


Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Holeens to arrive in North America: Gabriel Holland settled in Virginia in 1623; Edward Holland settled in Virginia in 1637; John Holland settled in Jamaica in 1661; another John Holland settled in Virginia in 1649.

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  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ 'Townships: Scarisbrick', in A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 3, ed. William Farrer and J Brownbill (London, 1907), pp. 265-276. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/lancs/vol3/pp265-276 [accessed 21 January 2017].

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