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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.

Hollar Early Origins



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.'" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
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." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Hollar Spelling Variations


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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.

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Hollar Early History


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Hollar Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hollar research. Another 231 words (16 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.

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Hollar Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hollar Early Notables (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...

Another 211 words (15 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hollar Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hollar In Ireland


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Hollar In Ireland



Some of the Hollar family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 109 words (8 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



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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hollar (post 1700)


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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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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  7. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  9. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
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The Hollar Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hollar 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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