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Hollis is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Hollis family once lived near a field of holly having derived from the word for holly in the language of the time. In the Old English the word for holly is holegn, or perhaps holen; in the Old English the words for holly were holei or holen. The original bearer of the name lived near a patch of holly noted for its fecundity.

Hollis Early Origins



The surname Hollis was first found in Nottinghamshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Hollis Spelling Variations


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Hollis Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Hollis family name include Hollis, Holles, Hollys, Hollyes, Holleis, Hollies and others.

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Hollis Early History


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Hollis Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hollis research. Another 171 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1540, 1711, 1694, 1471, 1542, 1595, 1666, 1633, 1689, 1564, 1637, 1599, 1680, 1642, 1607, 1675, 1640, 1642, 1627 and 1690 are included under the topic Early Hollis History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hollis Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hollis Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include Sir William Holles (or Hollyes) (1471-1542), Lord Mayor of London; John Holles, 2nd Earl of Clare (1595-1666), an English nobleman; Gilbert Holles, 3rd Earl of Clare (1633-1689); John Holles, 1st Earl of Clare (1564-1637), an English nobleman; Denzil Holles, 1st Baron Holles PC...

Another 68 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hollis Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Hollis surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Hollis Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John and Edith Hollis settled in Virginia in 1623
  • Edith Hollis, who arrived in Virginia in 1623
  • John Hollis, who arrived in Maryland in 1633
  • Nico Hollis, aged 20, arrived in St Christopher in 1635
  • Jon Hollis, who arrived in Virginia in 1642
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hollis Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Humphrey Hollis, who arrived in New York in 1812
  • Daniel, Henry, James, John, Michael, Pelham, Peter Hollis all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1860
  • William Hollis, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1876

Hollis Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Richard Hollis, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749-1752
  • Pleasent Hollis, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750

Hollis Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Hollis arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Princess Royal" in 1848
  • George Hollis, aged 21, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Reliance"
  • James Hollis, aged 33, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Marion"
  • Joseph Hollis, aged 28, a carpenter, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Star Queen"
  • Samuel Hollis, English convict from Nottingham, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on April 16, 1855, settling in Western Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Western Australia, Australia in 1855 with 261 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1855
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hollis Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • James Hollis arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Whitby" in 1841
  • Caroline Hollis, aged 23, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Lloyds" in 1842
  • Charles Hollis landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1843
  • Thomas Hollis arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1865
  • C. C. Hollis arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Inflexible" in 1870
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hollis (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hollis (post 1700)



  • Patrice Hollis (b. 1981), American model
  • Michael Shane Hollis (b. 1972), former professional American football placekicker
  • Mary Cal Hollis, American political candidate, Socialist Party Presidential candidate in 1996 and Socialist Party Vice Presidential candidate in 2000
  • Joe Hollis (b. 1947), former American head football coach at Jacksonville State University in 1984 and Arkansas State University from 1997 to 2001
  • H. H. Hollis (1921-1977), pseudonym of Ben Neal Ramey, an American science fiction short story writer and essayist
  • Mary Cal Hollis, American politician, Candidate for President of the United States, 1996; Candidate for Vice President of the United States, 2000
  • Ray Hollis, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Governor of Texas, 1994
  • Raymond Hollis, American Republican politician, Mayor of Park Ridge, Illinois, 1957-61; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1964
  • Robert G. Hollis, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Van Buren County, 1958
  • W. R. Hollis, American politician, Mayor of Hobbs, New Mexico, 1953
  • ... (Another 28 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Hollis Historic Events


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Hollis Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Bramwell G Hollis (b. 1913), English Ordinary Signalman serving for the Royal Navy from Dalston, London, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Western Australia, Australia in 1855 with 261 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adelaide/1855

Other References

  1. 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.
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  10. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
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The Hollis Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hollis 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.

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