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The history of the name Holleman begins in the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It was a name for a person who was referred to as the Holy-man. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.

Holleman Early Origins



The surname Holleman was first found in Lincolnshire and Kent, where they held a family seat from very early times.

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Holleman Spelling Variations


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Holleman Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Holleman are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Holleman include: Hollyman, Holyman, Holleyman, Holeyman, Holliman, Holiman and many more.

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Holleman Early History


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Holleman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Holleman research. Another 227 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1379, and 1554 are included under the topic Early Holleman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Holleman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Holleman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Holleman Notables 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Holleman or a variant listed above:

Holleman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Xtophr Holleman, who landed in Virginia in 1650

Holleman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Margret Holleman to Alabama in 1851
  • Franz Holleman, aged 17, who settled in America, in 1892
  • Barend Holleman, aged 2, who emigrated to the United States, in 1893

Holleman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Cornelis Holleman, aged 64, who landed in America, in 1914
  • Albert E. Holleman, aged 24, who landed in America, in 1921
  • H. Holleman, aged 25, who landed in America, in 1923

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Contemporary Notables of the name Holleman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Holleman (post 1700)



  • Mitch Holleman (b. 1995), American child actor, best known for his portrayal of Jake Hart on the TV sitcom Reba
  • Kim Holleman (b. 1978), American contemporary artist
  • John E. Holleman, American politician, Member of South Dakota State Senate 4th District, 1909-10; Member of South Dakota State House of Representatives 4th District, 1913-14
  • Joel Holleman (1799-1844), American politician, Member of Virginia State Legislature; U.S. Representative from Virginia 10th District, 1839-41
  • Jerry Holleman, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1956
  • Harlan Holleman, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Arkansas 1st District, 1976
  • Frank S. III Holleman, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 2008
  • Jessse Boyce Holleman (1924-2003), American war veteran, attorney, politician, and actor
  • Joel Holleman (1799-1844), 19th century American congressman

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    4. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    6. 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).
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    9. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
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    The Holleman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Holleman 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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