The ancestors of the name Holleyoech date back to the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name is derived from their residence beside a religious marker
known as the holy oak
or beside a tree known as the evergreen-oak.
Early Origins of the Holleyoech family
The surname Holleyoech was first found in Warwickshire
from very ancient times, and were Lords of the manor of Morton Bagot.
Early History of the Holleyoech family
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Holleyoech Spelling Variations
Holleyoech has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Holleyoech have been found, including Hollyoak, Hollyoake, Holyoak, Holyoake, Holleyoak, Holleyoake, Holeyoak, Holeyoake, Holeyoke, Hollyoke, Holleyoke, Hollyhock, Hollihock, Holehock, Hollehock and many more.
Early Notables of the Holleyoech family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Holleyoech family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Holleyoechs to arrive on North American shores: William Holehock arrived in New York in 1715; John Hollyoke arrived in Virginia in 1767; William Hollyhoag arrived in Pennsylvania in 1866; Edward Holyoke settled in Lynn Massachusetts in 1630..