Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Holehech is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived beside a religious marker known as the holy oak or beside a tree known as the evergreen-oak.
Early Origins of the Holehech family
Warwickshire from very ancient times, and were Lords of the manor of Morton Bagot.
Early History of the Holehech family
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Holehech Spelling Variations
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. Holehech 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 Holehech family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Holehech 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 Holehechs 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..
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