The name Hollingdon is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family 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 Hollingdon family
The surname Hollingdon was first found in Sussex
, where evidence suggests they held a family seat
before the Norman Conquest.
Early History of the Hollingdon family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hollingdon research.Another 219 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1086 and 1273 are included under the topic Early Hollingdon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hollingdon Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Hollingdon has been spelled many different ways, including Hollington, Holington, Holling, Hollingham, Hollingdon, Hollindon and many more.
Early Notables of the Hollingdon family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hollingdon family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Hollingdons to arrive in North America: 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.