The lineage of the name Holeyoak begins with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived beside a religious marker
known as the holy oak
or beside a tree known as the evergreen-oak.
Early Origins of the Holeyoak family
The surname Holeyoak was first found in Warwickshire
from very ancient times, and were Lords of the manor of Morton Bagot.
Early History of the Holeyoak family
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Holeyoak Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Holeyoak has undergone many spelling variations
, including Hollyoak, Hollyoake, Holyoak, Holyoake, Holleyoak, Holleyoake, Holeyoak, Holeyoake, Holeyoke, Hollyoke, Holleyoke, Hollyhock, Hollihock, Holehock, Hollehock and many more.
Early Notables of the Holeyoak family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Holeyoak family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Holeyoak were among those contributors: 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..