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Origins Available: Dutch, German, Scottish
The first bearers of the distinguished surname Holl came to England in the great wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name is occupational in origin, stemming from the primary activity of the bearer. It is derived from the Old French term "halle," which referred to a large manor house, and indicates that the original bearer of the name worked at the manor of the local Lord in some role such as a servant or chamberlain. Many of the Norman noblemen who came to England with William the Conqueror soon grew dissatisfied with William's rule; as such, members of the Holl family accepted land grants from King Malcolm Canmore of Scotland, and became prominent in that country.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Hall, Halle, Haule, Haul, Hal, De Aule and others.
First found in Lincolnshire, England, where the family was granted lands after the Norman Conquest in 1066. The Holl family is directly descended from Earl Fitzwilliam, who held a family seat at Greatford Hall in Lincolnshire, after the Norman Conquest. The younger son of this noble house, Arthur FitzWilliam, came to be known as "Hall" so as to distinguish him from his senior brother. Hence, Arthur Hall was the first known bearer of the name, appearing on record about the year 1090.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Holl research. Another 465 words (33 lines of text) covering the years 1340, 1600, 1574, 1656, 1613, 1668, 1662, 1668, 1610, 1665, 1669, 1654, 1656, 1619, 1667, 1654, 1660, 1637, 1690, 1688, 1690, 1620, 1687, 1627, 1656, 1646, 1672, 1716, 1715, 1716 and are included under the topic Early Holl History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 343 words (24 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Holl Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Holl family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Holl Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Gotth Holl, who arrived in America in 1732
- Hans Wendel Holl, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1732
- Isaac Holl, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1737
- Johannes Holl, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1737
- Hans Holl, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1737
Holl Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Justus Holl, who arrived in America in 1834
- Widow Holl, aged 25, landed in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847
- A Marie Holl, aged 29, arrived in New York, NY in 1847
- Caver Holl, aged 43, arrived in New York, NY in 1847
- Philipp Holl, who arrived in North America in 1849
Holl Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Patrick Holl, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1828
Holl Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- James Holl, aged 40, a carpenter, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "William Prowse"
- Steven Holl (b. 1947), American architect and watercolorist, best known for his designs for the 2003 Simmons Hall at MIT
- Emil Holl, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1904
- Edwin G. Holl, American Republican politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives, 1961-66; Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 24th District, 1969-2002
- Norbert Holl, German diplomat, Head of the United Nations special mission to Afghanistan from 1996 to 1997
- Jeffrey B. Holl (b. 1970), Canadian poet and musician
- William Holl the Younger (1807-1871), English engraver and figure engraver, best known for his book illustrations, brother of France Holl, son of William Holl the Elder
- John Holl (1802-1869), English-born, Canadian politician in Prince Edward Island, believed to have emigrated in 1836 from Devon, appointed to the legislative council in 1840 and later became Premier of Prince Edward Island (1854-1855)
- Frank Holl (1845-1888), English painter and royal portraitist
- Francis Holl (1815-1884), English engraver, son of William Holl the Elder
- Adolf Holl (b. 1930), Austrian Roman Catholic theologian
- Urquhart, Blair Edition. Tartans The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier. Secauccus, NJ: Chartwell Books, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0-7858-0050-6).
- Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
- Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
- Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
- Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
- Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
- Martine, Roddy, Roderick Martine and Don Pottinger. Scottish Clan and Family Names Their Arms, Origins and Tartans. Edinburgh: Mainstream, 1992. Print.
- Bloxham, Ben. Key to Parochial Registers of Scotland From Earliest Times Through 1854 2nd edition. Provo, UT: Stevenson's Genealogical Center, 1979. Print.
- Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
- Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
The Holl Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Holl Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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