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The name Hollenbeck is of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from when the family lived 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."

Hollenbeck Early Origins



The surname Hollenbeck 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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Hollenbeck Spelling Variations


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Hollenbeck 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 Hollenbeck 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. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Hollenbeck include: Hallam, Halam, Hallum and others.

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Hollenbeck Early History


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Hollenbeck Early History



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

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Hollenbeck Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hollenbeck Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hollenbeck Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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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 Hollenbeck or a variant listed above:

Hollenbeck Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Martin Hollenbeck, who landed in Cincinnati, Oh in 1869-1870

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hollenbeck (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hollenbeck (post 1700)



  • John Hollenbeck, American jazz drummer and composer from
  • Larry Hollenbeck (b. 1949), American NASCAR driver
  • Don Hollenbeck (1905-1954), American CBS newscaster and commentator and colleague of Edward R. Murrow
  • John Edward Hollenbeck (1829-1885), American businessman and investor
  • William K. Hollenbeck, American politician, U.S. Collector of Internal Revenue for Dakota Territory, 1874-77
  • Stephen M. Hollenbeck, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Albany County 1st District, 1854
  • Robert P. Hollenbeck, American Democrat politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly 36th District; Elected 1975
  • Lawrence D. Hollenbeck, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 4th District, 2000, 2002; Chair of Gratiot County Democratic Party, 2003
  • Harold Capistran Hollenbeck (b. 1938), American Republican politician, Member of New Jersey State Legislature; U.S. Representative from New Jersey 9th District, 1977-83
  • George M. Hollenbeck, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for Texas State Senate 15th District, 1992; Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 18th District, 1994
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  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. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
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The Hollenbeck Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hollenbeck 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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