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The roots of the Anglo-Saxon name Hollen come from when the family resided in Hallam, a place name found in Yorkshire and Derbyshire. In Yorkshire, Hallam is found in the South Riding. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Old Scandinavian word hallr, or from the Old English word hall, both of which meant "stony." The place name meant "the stony place, the place at the rocks." In Derbyshire there is a place called West Hallam and another called Kirk Hallam. These names are derived from the Old English word halh, which meant "remote nook of land." Kirk in the Old English meat "church;" the name as a whole would be "church in a remote place," while West Hallam was a "remote place in the west."

Hollen Early Origins



The surname Hollen was first found in Yorkshire at Hallam or perhaps at Halling, a village on the North Downs in the northern part of Kent that dates back to the 8th century when it was first listed as Hallingas. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
By the time of the Domesday Book of 1086, the place name was known as Hallinges, [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
and literally meant "settlement of the family of a man called Heall, " from the Old English personal name + "ingas." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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Hollen Spelling Variations


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Hollen Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Hollen has been recorded under many different variations, including Hallam, Halam, Hallum and others.

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Hollen Early History


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Hollen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hollen research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1250, 1417, 1403 and 1405 are included under the topic Early Hollen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hollen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hollen Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hollen 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Hollen or a variant listed above:

Hollen Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Hollen, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1772

Hollen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Hollen, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1873

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hollen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hollen (post 1700)



  • John C. Van Hollen (b. 1933), American Republican politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly from Barron and Washburn counties, 1967-70
  • John Byron Van Hollen (b. 1966), American Republican politician, Wisconsin State Attorney General, 2007-; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Wisconsin, 2008
  • Christopher Van Hollen Jr. (b. 1959), American Democrat politician, Member of Maryland State House of Delegates, 1990-94; Member of Maryland State Senate, 1994-2002; U.S. Representative from Maryland 8th District, 2003-
  • Christopher Van Hollen (b. 1922), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka, 1972-76; Maldive Islands, 1972-76

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
  2. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  8. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  10. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
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The Hollen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hollen 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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