The ancient roots of the Holington family name are in the Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name Holington comes from when the 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 Holington family
The surname Holington was first found in Sussex
, where evidence suggests they held a family seat
before the Norman Conquest.
Early History of the Holington family
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Holington Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Holington has appeared include Hollington, Holington, Holling, Hollingham, Hollingdon, Hollindon and many more.
Early Notables of the Holington family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Holington family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Holington arrived in North America very early: 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.