Show ContentsHolloak History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Holloak is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived beside or close to a religious marker such as an oak where gospel readings were made during Rogation Days.

Early Origins of the Holloak family

The surname Holloak was first found in Staffordshire. Holy-Oakes is a very small liberty in Leicestershire. In the late 1800's only two people lived there. [1]

Early History of the Holloak family

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Holloak Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Holloak has been spelled many different ways, including Holyoake, Holyoak, Holyoke and others.

Early Notables of the Holloak family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Holloak family

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Holloaks to arrive in North America: Edward Holyoke settled in Lynn Massachusetts in 1630.

  1. Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print. on Facebook