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Hollist History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Anglo-Saxon name Hollist comes from the family having resided 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.

Early Origins of the Hollist family


The surname Hollist 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.

Early History of the Hollist family


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Hollist Spelling Variations


Hollist has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Hollis, Holles, Hollys, Hollyes, Holleis, Hollies and others.

Early Notables of the Hollist family (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...
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Migration of the Hollist family to the New World and Oceana


In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Hollists to arrive on North American shores: Henry Holles settled in New England in 1709 with his wife; John Hollis settled in Maryland in 1654; John and Edith Hollis settled in Virginia in 1623.

Contemporary Notables of the name Hollist (post 1700)


  • Seth Hollist, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 32nd District, 2012 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • David Lynn Hollist, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 42nd District, 1998 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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