The Hollehock name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived beside a religious marker
known as the holy oak
or beside a tree known as the evergreen-oak.
Early Origins of the Hollehock family
The surname Hollehock was first found in Warwickshire
from very ancient times, and were Lords of the manor of Morton Bagot.
Early History of the Hollehock family
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Hollehock Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Hollehock has undergone many spelling variations
, including Hollyoak, Hollyoake, Holyoak, Holyoake, Holleyoak, Holleyoake, Holeyoak, Holeyoake, Holeyoke, Hollyoke, Holleyoke, Hollyhock, Hollihock, Holehock, Hollehock and many more.
Early Notables of the Hollehock family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hollehock family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Hollehock were among those contributors: William Holehock arrived in New York in 1715; John Hollyoke arrived in Virginia in 1767; William Hollyhoag arrived in Pennsylvania in 1866; Edward Holyoke settled in Lynn Massachusetts in 1630..