Hollack History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Hollack family

The surname Hollack was first found in Leicestershire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 12th century when they held estates in that shire.

Important Dates for the Hollack family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hollack research. Another 87 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1188, 1300, 1455, 1487, 1567, 1653, 1657, 1731, 1616 and 1675 are included under the topic Early Hollack History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hollack Spelling Variations

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Hollack include Hollyoke, Holyoke, Hollyoak, Hollioake, Hollyoak, Holioke, Hollioke, Hallioke, Hallyoke, Ollioke, Olyoke, Hollioak, Holyoak, Holyoake, Hollyhock, Hollyock and many more.

Early Notables of the Hollack family (pre 1700)

Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hollack Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Hollack family

Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Hollack were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Edward Holyoke, who arrived in Lynn, MA between the years 1620 and 1650; Daniel Holyoak and David Holyoak, who were both listed as British Deportees to America in 1767.

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