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The surname Holguin was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy, where the family has been a prominent family for centuries, and held a family seat with lands and manor. The family were well established in the region of Calvados and several members of the family distinguished themselves through their contributions toward the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Hellguin, Helguin, Hellouin, Hellouin and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Holguin research. Another 103 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Holguin History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Holguin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Hernando Holguin, who arrived in America in 1812
  • Baltasar Holguin, who landed in New Spain in 1835
  • Mencia Holguin, who landed in Spanish Main in 1853

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  • Tony Holguin (1926-2009), American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour and the Senior PGA Tour
  • Lucille Holguin, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2004
  • Dolores M. Holguin, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2000
  • Guillermo Uribe Holguin (1880-1971), Colombian composer and violinist and founder of the National Symphony Orchestra of Colombia
  • Carlos Holguin (1832-1894), President of the Republic of Colombia from 1888 until 1892. His literary and historical works include "La Prensa" and "El Repertorio Colombiano"
  • Jorge Holguin (1848-1928), Colombian politician and military officer, two time Acting President of Colombia


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  10. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
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