Holliman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Holliman has a history dating as far back as the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It was a name for a person who was referred to as the Holy-man.  A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favoured style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.
Early Origins of the Holliman family
The surname Holliman was first found in Berkshire where Roger Haliman was listed in the Feet of Fines for 1212. Years later in Lincolnshire, William Holyman was found in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1276, as was Richard Hollyman. 
Early History of the Holliman family
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Holliman Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Holliman have been found, including Hollyman, Holyman, Holleyman, Holeyman, Holliman, Holiman and many more.
Early Notables of the Holliman family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include John Holyman (1495-1558), was Bishop of Bristol, was a native of Coddington, near Haddenham in Buckinghamshire. He was educated at Winchester and New College, Oxford, and in...
In the United States, the name Holliman is the 4,999th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. 
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Holliman, or a variant listed above:
Holliman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Holliman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
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