The origins of the Hollingham name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It comes from 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 Hollingham family
The surname Hollingham was first found in Sussex
, where evidence suggests they held a family seat
before the Norman Conquest.
Early History of the Hollingham family
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Hollingham Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Hollingham were recorded, including Hollington, Holington, Holling, Hollingham, Hollingdon, Hollindon and many more.
Early Notables of the Hollingham family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hollingham family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Hollingham family emigrate to North America:
Hollingham Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Thomas Hollingham, who sailed to Virginia in 1639
- Thomas Hollingham, who landed in Virginia in 1639 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)