name Hollet comes from when the family resided in the county of Lancashire
where they were Lords of the Manor.
Early Origins of the Hollet family
The surname Hollet was first found in Lancashire
, where they held a family seat
from early times, in Holleth, a hamlet in the parish of Garstang, some say before the Norman Conquest
in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Hollet family
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Hollet 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. Hollet has been recorded under many different variations, including Hollet, Holliffe, Holiffe and others.
Early Notables of the Hollet family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hollet family to the New World and Oceana
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