Anglo-Saxon England. They were first found in the county of Lancashire where they were Lords of the Manor.
Early Origins of the Hollive family
Lancashire, where they held a family seat from early times, in Holleth, a hamlet in the parish of Garstang, some say before the Norman Conquest in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Hollive family
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Hollive Spelling Variations
Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Hollive include Hollet, Holliffe, Holiffe and others.
Early Notables of the Hollive family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hollive family to the New World and Oceana
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Hollive or a variant listed above: Mary Hollett who settled in Rappahannock, Virginia in 1741. In Newfoundland, there was a Company called Thomas Hollitt & Co. in Burin in 1805; Samuel Hollett settled in Adam's Cove in 1806.
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