Hollitt is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from the family once having lived in the county of Kent
where they were known as the dwellers at the hall or manor.
Early Origins of the Hollitt family
The surname Hollitt was first found in Kent
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 Hollitt family
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Hollitt 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 Hollitt family name include Hallett, Hallet, Hollett, Hollet, Hollitt and many more.
Early Notables of the Hollitt family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hollitt family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Hollitt Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Thomas Hollitt is recorded in Burin, Newfoundland in 1805 CITATION[CLOSE]
Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
Contemporary Notables of the name Hollitt (post 1700)
- Raye Hollitt (b. 1964), American actress and female bodybuilder, known by her stage name Zap