Hollick History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Hollick surname comes from the Old English words "har," meaning "grey" and "locc," which refers to a lock of hair. Thus the surname was most likely formed from a nickname for someone with a patch of grey hair.

Early Origins of the Hollick family

The surname Hollick was first found in Hampshire where the family name was first referenced in the year 1066 when Borewoldus Horloc held a family seat at Winton. The name literally means "grey lock" from the Old English words "har" + "locc." [1]

Early History of the Hollick family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hollick research. Another 85 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1187, 1206, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Hollick History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hollick Spelling Variations

Hollick 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. Spelling variants included: Harlock, Horlock, Horlick, Harloch, Harlok, Horliche, Hollick and many more.

Early Notables of the Hollick family (pre 1700)

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United States Hollick migration to the United States +

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 Hollicks to arrive on North American shores:

Hollick Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Alice Hollick, who settled in Virginia in 1663
  • Alice Hollick, who landed in Virginia in 1663 [2]
Hollick Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Franz Hollick, who arrived in New York, NY in 1886

Canada Hollick migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hollick Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Ellen Hollick, who arrived in Ontario in 1871

Contemporary Notables of the name Hollick (post 1700) +

  • Alexander Francis George Philip Hollick (1936-1991), English cricketer who played for both Ireland and the USA
  • Sue Woodford- Hollick, Baroness Hollick, a businesswoman and consultant, wife of Clive Hollick
  • Herbert Hollick -Kenyon (1897-1975), English-born, Canadian aircraft pilot who pioneered flight in Antarctica
  • Helen Hollick (b. 1953), British author of historical fiction
  • Clive Richard Hollick (b. 1945), Baron Hollick, British businessman, supporter of the Labour party
  • Major-General Sir Alan Hollick Ramsay (1895-1973), Australian Officer Commanding 5th Australian Infantry Division from 1944 to 1945 [3]


  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, August 30) Alan Ramsay. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Ramsay/Sir_Alan_Hollick/Australia.html


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