Holler History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestry of the name Holler dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived as tenants or occupiers of land. The surname Holler originally derived from the Old English word Haldan. [1] Conversely, another source claims that the name was derived from the Old English word "h(e)aldan," meaning "to guard or keep." It is thought to have been an occupational name for a keeper of animals, but may also have been used in the sense of a holder of land within the Feudal System. [2]

Early Origins of the Holler family

The surname Holler was first found in Gloucestershire and other counties and shires in Britain. One of the first records of the name was Robert le Holdere who was listed in Gloucestershire in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273. [1] [2] The same rolls list Robert Holdere in Norfolk and Robert le Holdere in Cambridgeshire. [2]

Important Dates for the Holler family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Holler research. Another 60 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1631, 1676, 1616 and 1698 are included under the topic Early Holler History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Holler Spelling Variations

Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Holler have been found, including Holder, Holdere, Holders and others.

Early Notables of the Holler family (pre 1700)

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Holler migration to the United States

Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Holler, or a variant listed above:

Holler Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Hendrick Holler, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1733
  • Barbara Holler, aged 77, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733 [3]
  • Catharina Holler, aged 7, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733 [3]
  • Cathrina Holler, aged 40, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1733 [3]
  • Christina Holler, aged 16, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1733 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Holler Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Holler, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1802 [3]
  • Ludw Holler, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849 [3]
  • Catharine Holler, who landed in New York, NY in 1844 [3]
  • Wilhelm Holler, aged 35, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1845 [3]
  • Kath Holler, who landed in America in 1849 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Holler migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Holler Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Claus Jens Höller, (b. 1839), aged 33, Scandinavian farm labourer travelling from Hamburg aboard the ship "Palmerston" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 12th December 1872 [4]
  • Mrs. Anne Höller, (b. 1838), aged 34, Scandinavian settler travelling from Hamburg aboard the ship "Palmerston" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 12th December 1872 [4]
  • Miss Marie Höller, (b. 1867), aged 5, Scandinavian settler travelling from Hamburg aboard the ship "Palmerston" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 12th December 1872 [4]
  • Mr. Mads Höller, (b. 1868), aged 4, Scandinavian settler travelling from Hamburg aboard the ship "Palmerston" arriving in Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 12th December 1872 [4]

Contemporary Notables of the name Holler (post 1700)

  • Val Holler, American musician
  • F James Holler Ph.D., American Professor of Chemistry at the University of Kentucky
  • John E. Holler, American politician, U.S. Vice Consul in Venice, 1924-29; U.S. Consul in Matamoros, 1932 [5]
  • Charles F. Holler, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana 13th District, 1904 [5]
  • Monica Holler (b. 1984), Swedish professional cyclist
  • Kjell Holler (1925-2000), Norwegian politician for the Labour Party, Minister of Industry (1959 to 1963)
  • York Höller (b. 1944), German composer
  • Vanessa Cristina Höller Noel (b. 1971), Venezualian model, Miss Venezuela International (1990)
  • Thomas Höller (b. 1976), Austrian football player
  • Karl Höller (1907-1987), German composer
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Citations

  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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