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In ancient Scotland, Holladay was a Strathclyde-Briton name for someone who lived near the mountain called Holy Day in the county of Annandale.

Holladay Early Origins



The surname Holladay was first found in Annandale, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Holladay Spelling Variations


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Holladay Spelling Variations



In Medieval times, spelling and translation were not nearly so highly developed as today. They were generally carried out according to the sound and intuition of the bearer. For that reason spelling variations are extremely common among early Scottish names. Holladay has been spelled Halliday, Haliday and others.

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Holladay Early History


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Holladay Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Holladay research. Another 198 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1120, 1605, 1415, 1593, 1661, 1626, 1550, 1612, 1605, 1606, 1697, 1697, 1685 and 1739 are included under the topic Early Holladay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Holladay Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Holladay Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was Walter Halliday (also spelled Haliday, Halyday, and Holliday), Scottish royal minstrel at the battle of Agincourt in 1415, thought to be son of the chieftain of Annandale in Dumfries, founder member of a minstrels' guild, now known as the Worshipful Company of Musicians...

Another 75 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Holladay Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Holladay In Ireland


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Holladay In Ireland



Some of the Holladay family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 228 words (16 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Unrest, poverty, and persecution caused thousands to look for opportunity and freedom in the North American colonies. The crossing was long, overcrowded, and unsanitary, though, and came only at great expense. Many Strathclyde families settled on the east coast of North America in communities that would form the backbone of what would become the great nations of the United States and Canada. The American War of Independence caused those who remained loyal to England to move north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the 20th century, Strathclyde and other Scottish families across North America began to recover their collective heritage through highland games and Clan societies. Among them:

Holladay Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Eliz Holladay, who arrived in Virginia in 1658
  • Walter Holladay, who landed in Virginia in 1666

Holladay Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Holladay, who landed in Virginia in 1702
  • Simeon Holladay, who arrived in Mississippi in 1798

Holladay Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Holladay, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1892
  • Ben Holladay, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895

Holladay Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Adele Holladay, aged 37, who settled in America, in 1910
  • Alexander R. Holladay, who landed in America, in 1910
  • Richard Holladay, aged 28, who emigrated to America, in 1918
  • J.S. Holladay, aged 24, who settled in America, in 1920
  • James Holladay, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Holladay (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Holladay (post 1700)



  • Wilhelmina "Billie" Cole Holladay (b. 1922), American art collector and patron, and co-founder of the National Museum of Women in the Arts
  • John Holladay (1798-1861), American pioneer, founder and namesake of the settlement of Holladay's Burg, Utah which became Holladay, Utah
  • Terry Holladay (b. 1955), American former professional tennis player
  • Benjamin "Ben" Holladay (1819-1887), American transportation businessman known as the "Stagecoach King", responsible for creating the Overland Stage to California during the California Gold Rush
  • Jesse Holladay, American politician, Postmaster at St. Joseph, Missouri, 1849-52
  • James Gustavus Holladay (b. 1819), American politician, Delegate to Virginia secession convention, 1861
  • George Holladay, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Texas State House of Representatives 64th District, 1996
  • Alexander Richmond Holladay (1811-1877), American Democrat politician, Member of Virginia State Legislature; U.S. Representative from Virginia 8th District, 1849-53

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Quarta saluti
Motto Translation: The fourth to health.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fulton, Alexander. Scotland and Her Tartans: The Romantic Heritage of the Scottish Clans and Families. Godalming: Bramley, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-86283-880-0).
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Scots Kith and Kin And Illustrated Map Revised 2nd Edition. Edinburgh: Clan House/Albyn. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
    6. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    7. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    8. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    9. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    11. ...

    The Holladay Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Holladay 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.

    This page was last modified on 1 December 2016 at 02:49.

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