Holes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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 or holen. 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.

Important Dates for the Holes family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Holes research. Another 86 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1540, 1711, 1694, 1471, 1542, 1595, 1666, 1633, 1689, 1564, 1637, 1599, 1680, 1642, 1607, 1675, 1640, 1642, 1627 and 1690 are included under the topic Early Holes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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 Holles PC (1599-1680), an English statesman and writer, best known as...
Another 59 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Holes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Holes migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

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 [1]

Citations

  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 26) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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