Origins Available: English
The ancestors of the Holive surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name comes from when they lived in the county of Lancashire
where they were Lords of the Manor.
Early Origins of the Holive family
The surname Holive 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.
Early History of the Holive family
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Holive Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Holive include Hollet, Holliffe, Holiffe and others.
Early Notables of the Holive family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Holive family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: 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.