Hollman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Hollman was formed many centuries ago by the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It was a name typically given to a holy man who was a priest or friar. The surname Hollman originally derived from the Old English word Hol or Hool. Another reference claims the name was derived from the Old English words "holh" + "mann" and literally meant "dweller by a hollow." [1]

Early Origins of the Hollman family

The surname Hollman was first found in Essex, where one of the first records of the name was John Holman, Holeman who was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of 1327. [1]

Early History of the Hollman family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hollman research. Another 90 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1307, 1593, 1669, 1659, 1638, 1633, 1633, 1700, 1661, 1685, 1730 and 1700 are included under the topic Early Hollman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hollman Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Hollman include Holman, Hollman, Holeman and others.

Early Notables of the Hollman family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include Philip Holman (c. 1593-1669), an English merchant and politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1659, High Sheriff of Northamptonshire in 1638; Philip Holman, High Sheriff of Herefordshire in 1633; and Sir...
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Hollman Ranking

In the United States, the name Hollman is the 12,203rd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [2]

Ireland Migration of the Hollman family to Ireland

Some of the Hollman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Hollman migration to the United States +

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Hollman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Abraham Hollman, who arrived in Maryland in 1650 [3]
  • John Hollman, who arrived in Virginia in 1658 [3]
  • William Hollman, who landed in Virginia in 1658 [3]
Hollman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • George Hollman, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1773 [3]

Australia Hollman migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Hollman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. James Hollman, English convict who was convicted in Norfolk, England for 14 years, transported aboard the "Clyde" on 20th August 1830, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [4]
  • Mr. John Hollman, English convict who was convicted in Middlesex, London, England for life, transported aboard the "Enchantress"on 6th April 1833, arriving in Tasmania (Van Diemen's Land) [5]
  • Mr. Alfred Hollman, English convict who was convicted in York, Yorkshire, England for 6 years, transported aboard the "Clara" on 28th January 1864, arriving in Western Australia, Australia [6]

Contemporary Notables of the name Hollman (post 1700) +

  • Michael J. Hollman, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 1972 [7]
  • George A. Hollman, American Democratic Party politician, Candidate in primary for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from 21st Senatorial District, 1961 [7]
  • Frederick A. Hollman, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Green Bay, Wisconsin, 1900-08 [7]


  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  3. ^ 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)
  4. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 19th February 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/clyde
  5. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 20th April 2022). https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/enchantress
  6. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 16th February 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/clara
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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