culture of Britain. Their name originated with an early member who was a
who was a priest or friar. The surname Holeham originally derived from the Old English word
Another reference claims the name was derived from the Old English words "holh" + "mann" and literally meant "dweller by a hollow."
where one of the first records of the name was John Holman, Holeman who was listed in the
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Holeham research.Another 90 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1307, 1593, 1669, 1659, 1638, 1633, 1633, 1700, 1661 and 1685 are included under the topic Early Holeham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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. Holeham has been recorded under many different variations, including Holman, Hollman, Holeman and others.
Notables of the family at this time include Philip Holman (c.
1593-1669), an English merchant and politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1659, High Sheriff
of Northamptonshire in... Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Holeham Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the Holeham family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland
is included in all our PDF Extended History products
and printed products wherever possible.