Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived in the county of Yorkshire, where they held manor at Haldsworth.
Early Origins of the Holesword family
Yorkshire 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 Holesword family
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Holesword Spelling Variations
spelling variations under which the name Holesword has appeared include Holdsworth, Holesworth, Houlsworth, Holdworth, Houldworth and many more.
Early Notables of the Holesword family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Holesword 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 Holesword arrived in North America very early: Seth Holdsworth settled in Barbados in 1675; Scholas Houldsworth arrived in Philadelphia in 1856.
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