The name Holehake is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived beside a religious marker
known as the holy oak
or beside a tree known as the evergreen-oak.
Early Origins of the Holehake family
The surname Holehake was first found in Warwickshire
from very ancient times, and were Lords of the manor of Morton Bagot.
Early History of the Holehake family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Holehake research.Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1624, 1676 and 1637 are included under the topic Early Holehake History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Holehake 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. Holehake has been spelled many different ways, including Hollyoak, Hollyoake, Holyoak, Holyoake, Holleyoak, Holleyoake, Holeyoak, Holeyoake, Holeyoke, Hollyoke, Holleyoke, Hollyhock, Hollihock, Holehock, Hollehock and many more.
Early Notables of the Holehake family (pre 1700)
Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Holehake Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Holehake 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 Holehakes to arrive in North America: William Holehock arrived in New York in 1715; John Hollyoke arrived in Virginia in 1767; William Hollyhoag arrived in Pennsylvania in 1866; Edward Holyoke settled in Lynn Massachusetts in 1630..