Holemant History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the Holemant surname date from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name originated with an early member who was a holy man who was a priest or friar. The surname Holemant originally derived from the Old English word Hol or Hool. Another reference claims the name was derived from the Old English words "holh" + "mann" and literally meant "dweller by a hollow." [1]

Early Origins of the Holemant family

The surname Holemant was first found in Essex where one of the first records of the name was John Holman, Holeman who was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of 1327. [1]

Important Dates for the Holemant family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Holemant 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 Holemant History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Holemant Spelling Variations

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. Holemant has been recorded under many different variations, including Holman, Hollman, Holeman and others.

Early Notables of the Holemant family (pre 1700)

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 Holemant Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Holemant family to Ireland

Some of the Holemant 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.

Migration of the Holemant family

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Holemant or a variant listed above: John Holman, who settled in Nantasket Massachusetts in 1630; William Holman settled in Cambridge Mass in 1630; Edward Holman settled in Boston in 1632.

Citations

  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
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