The history of the Holingdon family goes back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It is derived from the family living 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 Holingdon family
The surname Holingdon was first found in Sussex
, where evidence suggests they held a family seat
before the Norman Conquest.
Early History of the Holingdon family
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Holingdon Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon
surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations
. Changes in Anglo-Saxon
names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Holingdon include Hollington, Holington, Holling, Hollingham, Hollingdon, Hollindon and many more.
Early Notables of the Holingdon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Holingdon family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Holingdon 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.