Of all the Anglo-Saxon
names to come from Britain, Holes is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived near a field of holly having derived from the word for holly in the language of the time. In the Old English the word for holly is holegn,
or perhaps holen
; in the Old English the words for holly were holei
The original bearer of the name lived near a patch of holly noted for its fecundity.
Early Origins of the Holes family
The surname Holes was first found in Nottinghamshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Holes family
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Holes 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. Holes has been spelled many different ways, including Hollis, Holles, Hollys, Hollyes, Holleis, Hollies and others.
Early Notables of the Holes family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir William Holles (or Hollyes) (1471-1542), Lord Mayor of London; John Holles, 2nd Earl of Clare (1595-1666), an English nobleman; Gilbert Holles, 3rd Earl of Clare (1633-1689); John Holles, 1st Earl of Clare (1564-1637), an English nobleman; Denzil Holles, 1st Baron
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Migration of the Holes family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Holes Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Peter Holes, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Aurora
- Peter Holes, aged 28, a brickmaker, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aurora" in 1840
- Sarah Holes, aged 24, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Aurora" in 1840
Contemporary Notables of the name Holes (post 1700)
- William Holes, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1964 CITATION[CLOSE]
The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html