where they were Lords of the Manor.
from early times, in Holleth, a hamlet in the parish of Garstang, some say before the
in 1066 A.D.
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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. Hollet has been recorded under many different variations, including Hollet, Holliffe, Holiffe and others.
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 Hollet or a variant listed above:
Hollet Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- John Hollet was a planter of Western Bay in 1827
Hollet Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Mary Hollet of Harbour Grace Parish in 1819