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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 favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.

Holliman Early Origins



The surname Holliman was first found in Lincolnshire and Kent, where they held a family seat from very early times.

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Holliman Spelling Variations


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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.

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Holliman Early History


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Holliman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Holliman research. Another 227 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1379, and 1554 are included under the topic Early Holliman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Holliman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Holliman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Holliman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



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

  • Ezekeil Holliman, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1634
  • Ezekiel Holliman, who landed in Salem, Massachusetts in 1635
  • Christopher Holliman, who sailed to Virginia in 1653
  • Judith Holliman, who landed in Virginia in 1653
  • Christopr Holliman, who landed in Virginia in 1653

Holliman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Holliman went to Virginia in 1701
  • John Holliman, who arrived in Virginia in 1701
  • Thomas Holliman, who arrived in Virginia in 1702

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Contemporary Notables of the name Holliman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Holliman (post 1700)



  • Lindsey Hugh Holliman, American politician, former Democratic member of the North Carolina General Assembly
  • John Holliman (1948-1998), American broadcast journalist
  • Earl Holliman (b. 1928), American Golden Globe Award nominated actor
  • Margaret Holliman, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Georgia, 1972
  • James A. Holliman, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Alabama, 1972
  • Cecil R. Holliman, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Alabama 9th District, 1942
  • Shirlie Holliman (b. 1962), English former pop singer

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Holliman Historic Events


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Holliman Historic Events




Arrow Air Flight 1285

  • Mr. Jerry W Holliman (b. 1956), American Staff Sergeant from Coldwater, Mississippi, USA who died in the crash of Arrow Air Flight 1285 on December 12, 1985 in Gander, Newfoundland, Canada

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    4. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    8. 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.
    9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    11. ...

    The Holliman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Holliman 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 19 November 2015 at 09:19.

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