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The ancestry of the name Holiffe dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in the county of Lancashire where they were Lords of the Manor.

Holiffe Early Origins



The surname Holiffe was first found in Lancashire, where they held a family seat from early times, in Holleth, a hamlet in the parish of Garstang, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.

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Holiffe Spelling Variations


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Holiffe Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Holiffe have been found, including Hollet, Holliffe, Holiffe and others.

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Holiffe Early History


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Holiffe Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Holiffe research. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Holiffe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Holiffe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Holiffe Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Holiffe, or a variant listed above: Mary Hollett who settled in Rappahannock, Virginia in 1741. In Newfoundland, there was a Company called Thomas Hollitt & Co. in Burin in 1805; Samuel Hollett settled in Adam's Cove in 1806.

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