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Hollett is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in the county of Lancashire where they were Lords of the Manor.

Hollett Early Origins



The surname Hollett 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.

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Hollett Spelling Variations


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Hollett Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Hollett family name include Hollet, Holliffe, Holiffe and others.

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Hollett Early History


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Hollett Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hollett research. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hollett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hollett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hollett Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hollett 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 political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Hollett surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Hollett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Hollett, who landed in Maryland in 1658-1663
  • Jacob Hollett, who arrived in Maryland in 1667

Hollett Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary Hollett who settled in Rappahannock, Virginia in 1741

Hollett Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Hollett, a planter of Western Bay in 1827

Hollett Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Hollett settled in Adam's Cove, Newfoundland in 1806 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Mary Hollett settled in Harbour Grace in 1819
  • James Hollett went to Bird Island Cove (now Elliston), Newfoundland in 1825 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • James Hollett settled in Bird Island Cove, Newfoundland in 1825 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Thomas Hollett in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1828 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Hollett Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Hollett, aged 22, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Shackamaxon"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hollett (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hollett (post 1700)



  • Michael Hollett, Canadian co-founder and co-owner of Toronto's longest-running free alternative newsweekly, "Now Magazine" and Now Communications Inc
  • Kate Hollett, award winning Canadian artist
  • William Hollett (1912-1999), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey defenceman
  • Roger Hollett, Canadian mixed martial artist
  • Michael Hollett, Canadian newspaper journalist

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Hollett Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Other References

  1. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  9. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  10. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
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The Hollett Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hollett 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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