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Origins Available: Dutch
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.
The surname Holl was first found in Lincolnshire
, 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.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Hall, Halle, Haule, Haul, Hal, De Aule and others.
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
- Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
- Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
- Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
- Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
- Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
- Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
- Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
- Prebble, John. The Highland Clearances. London: Secker & Warburg, 1963. Print.
- Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
- Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
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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