The ancestors of the name Holindon date back to the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Holindon family lived in the county of Sussex
, where they held lands in the parish of Hollington and in Derbyshire
where they lived in the township of Hollington.
Early Origins of the Holindon family
The surname Holindon was first found in Sussex
, where evidence suggests they held a family seat
before the Norman Conquest.
Early History of the Holindon family
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Holindon Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred
years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon
surnames like Holindon are characterized by many spelling variations
. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Holindon include: Hollington, Holington, Holling, Hollingham, Hollingdon, Hollindon and many more.
Early Notables of the Holindon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Holindon family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Holindon or a variant listed above: Thomas Hollingham, who sailed to Virginia in 1639; Laughlin Holling to Maryland in 1663; Daniel Hollings to America in 1793; Catherine Holling to America in 1838.