Hollar History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Hollar belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having lived in an enclosed region. The surname Hollar originally derived from the Old English word hough which referred to a small protected space.
Early Origins of the Hollar family
The surname Hollar was first found in Lancashire at Thingwall, a detached hamlet, in the township of Little Woolton, parish of Childwall, union and hundred of West Derby. "Thyngwall was given in exchange by King John to an individual whose name is not now on record. In the following reign Richard, son of Thurston de Holland, held a carucate of land here 'of our lord the king,' for one mark, in exchange for his inheritance in Snodden (Smithden), 'which the king placed in his own forest.'" 
"During the thirteenth century the descent of the manor [of West Derby] followed that of the wapentake and land between Ribble and Mersey, but in 1316 Thomas, earl of Lancaster, gave the manor, with 300 acres of wood, to Robert de Holand, and about four years later confirmed the grant with large additions, viz., the manor of West Derby. 
Another branch was found at Dalbury in Derbyshire in early times. "In the reign of Edward II. Dalbury and Lees were the property of Sir Robert Holland." 
Important Dates for the Hollar family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hollar research. Another 116 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1352, 1400, 1374, 1400, 1370, 1405, 1384, 1408, 1400, 1407, 1403, 1406, 1408, 1661, 1654, 1656, 1603, 1701, 1640, 1599, 1671, 1658, 1722, 1695 and are included under the topic Early Hollar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hollar 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 Hollar include Holland, Holand and others.
Early Notables of the Hollar family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include John Holland, 1st Duke of Exeter (c. 1352-1400), 1st Earl of Huntingdon, English nobleman, primarily remembered for helping cause the downfall of Thomas of Woodstock, 1st Duke of Gloucester and then for conspiring against Henry IV; Thomas Holland, (1374-1400), 1st Duke of Surrey, 3rd Earl of Kent, 4th Baron Holland, Earl Marshal, English nobleman; Duke of Exeter; Earl of Kent; Count of Holland; Alianore Holland, Countess of March (1370-1405), through her daughter, Anne Mortimer,Edmund Holland, 4th Earl of Kent, 5th Baron Holand, (1384-1408), Earl of Kent (c. 1400-c. 1407), the 106th Knight of...
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Migration of the Hollar family to Ireland
Some of the Hollar family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 61 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hollar migration to the United States
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 Hollar were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Hollar Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Eliz Hollar, who arrived in Virginia in 1664 
Hollar Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Frederick Hollar, who landed in Maryland in 1817 
- J H Hollar, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850 
Contemporary Notables of the name Hollar (post 1700)
- John H. Hollar, American lawyer and politician, Mayor of Montpelier, Vermont, since 2012
- John Henry Hollar (1922-1997), American NFL football fullback who played from 1948 to 1949
- Brigadier-General Gordon Cloyd Hollar (1887-1963), American Deputy Provost-Marshal Services of Supply, US European Theater of Operations (1942-1946) 
- Frank E. Hollar, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1904 
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