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There are several different possible derivations for this surname. Some lines of the name may be descended from the French name d'Ollier. The name Hollier in some cases, is thought to have been an occupational name for a brothel-keeper, from the Middle English and Old French word "holier," itself a variation of "horier." Another derivation sees the name coming from the plant name holly, in which case the name was probably topographic, referring to someone who live near a holly tree.

Hollier Early Origins



The surname Hollier was first found in Bedfordshire, where a Robert le Holyere was on record in the Subsidy Rolls of 1309.

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Hollier Spelling Variations


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Hollier Spelling Variations



Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Hollyer, Hullyer, Hollister, Hollier and others.

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Hollier Early History


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Hollier Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hollier research. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1327, 1690, and 1714 are included under the topic Early Hollier History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hollier Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hollier Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Hollier 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



Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlanti c. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Hollier or a variant listed above:

Hollier Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Julian Hollier, who arrived in Virginia in 1623

Hollier Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary Hollier, who landed in Virginia in 1702
  • Nathan] Hollier, who arrived in Virginia in 1702
  • William Hollier, who landed in Virginia in 1702
  • Eliza Hollier, who landed in Virginia in 1702
  • John Hollier, who landed in Virginia in 1702

Hollier Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Guillaume Hollier, who arrived in Montreal in 1662

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hollier (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hollier (post 1700)



  • Donald Russel Hollier (b. 1934), Australian composer of Classical music
  • Jules Hollier, nephew of Pierre Larousse, who completed the Larousse French Dictionary in 1876

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    3. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
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    The Hollier Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hollier 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.

    This page was last modified on 16 January 2016 at 09:51.

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