The Hollindon name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived in the county of Sussex
, where they held lands in the parish of Hollington and in Derbyshire
where they lived in the township of Hollington.
Early Origins of the Hollindon family
The surname Hollindon was first found in Sussex
, where evidence suggests they held a family seat
before the Norman Conquest.
Early History of the Hollindon family
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Hollindon Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Hollindon has undergone many spelling variations
, including Hollington, Holington, Holling, Hollingham, Hollingdon, Hollindon and many more.
Early Notables of the Hollindon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hollindon family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Hollindon were among those contributors: Thomas Hollingham, who sailed to Virginia in 1639; Laughlin Holling to Maryland in 1663; Daniel Hollings to America in 1793; Catherine Holling to America in 1838.