The ancient roots of the Holehyke family name are in the Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name Holehyke comes from 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 Holehyke family
The surname Holehyke was first found in Warwickshire
from very ancient times, and were Lords of the manor of Morton Bagot.
Early History of the Holehyke family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Holehyke research.Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1624, 1676 and 1637 are included under the topic Early Holehyke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Holehyke Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Holehyke has appeared include Hollyoak, Hollyoake, Holyoak, Holyoake, Holleyoak, Holleyoake, Holeyoak, Holeyoake, Holeyoke, Hollyoke, Holleyoke, Hollyhock, Hollihock, Holehock, Hollehock and many more.
Early Notables of the Holehyke family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Holehyke family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Holehyke arrived in North America very early: 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..