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Among the the peoples of ancient Scotland, the first to use the name Holiday were the Strathclyde- Britons. Holiday was a name for someone who lived near the mountain called Holy Day in the county of Annandale.

Holiday Early Origins



The surname Holiday was first found in Annandale, 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.

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Holiday Spelling Variations


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Holiday Spelling Variations



Medieval Scottish names are rife with spelling variations. This is due to the fact that scribes in that era spelled according to the sound of words, rather than any set of rules. Holiday has been spelled Halliday, Haliday and others.

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Holiday Early History


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Holiday Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Holiday research. Another 198 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1120, 1605, 1415, 1593, 1661, 1626, 1550, 1612, 1605, 1606, 1697, 1697, 1685 and 1739 are included under the topic Early Holiday History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Holiday Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Holiday Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was Walter Halliday (also spelled Haliday, Halyday, and Holliday), Scottish royal minstrel at the battle of Agincourt in 1415, thought to be son of the chieftain of Annandale in Dumfries, founder member of a minstrels' guild, now known as the Worshipful Company of Musicians...

Another 75 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Holiday Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Holiday In Ireland


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Holiday In Ireland



Some of the Holiday family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 228 words (16 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many Scots were left with few options other than to leave their homeland for the colonies across the Atlanti c. Some of these families fought to defend their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence. Others went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of all of these families have recently been able to rediscover their roots through Clan societies and other Scottish organizations. Among them:

Holiday Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Holiday, who arrived in Bermuda in 1745

Holiday Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Holiday, who landed in New York, NY in 1817

Holiday Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Robert Holiday, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • William Holiday, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • William Holiday, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1774
  • Ann Holiday, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1774
  • Christr Holiday, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1774
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Holiday (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Holiday (post 1700)



  • Jrue Randall Holiday (b. 1990), American professional NBA basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers
  • Billie Holiday (1915-1959), born Eleanora Harris, legendary American jazz singer and songwriter
  • Maria Holiday, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 2008
  • John H. Holiday, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Missouri, 1928

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Quarta saluti
Motto Translation: The fourth to health.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    7. Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    11. ...

    The Holiday Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Holiday Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 16 November 2016 at 08:05.

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