Holloman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of England produced the name of Holloman. It was given to a person who was referred to as the Holy-man. A broad and miscellaneous class of surnames, nickname surnames referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. They can describe the bearer's favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.

Early Origins of the Holloman family

The surname Holloman was first found in Lincolnshire and Kent, where they held a family seat from very early times.

Important Dates for the Holloman family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Holloman research. Another 42 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1379, and 1554 are included under the topic Early Holloman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Holloman Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Holloman has appeared include Hollyman, Holyman, Holleyman, Holeyman, Holliman, Holiman and many more.

Early Notables of the Holloman family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Holloman family

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Holloman arrived in North America very early: Christopher Holliman, who sailed to Virginia in 1653; William Hollyman to Virginia in 1656; John Holliman to Virginia in 1701; and Margret Holleman to Alabama in 1851..

Contemporary Notables of the name Holloman (post 1700)

  • George Vernon Holloman (1902-1946), with American Carl J. Crane developed and demonstrated an automatic landing system for airplanes
  • Bill Holloman (b. 1956), American jazz and blues tenor saxophonist and trumpet player
  • Alva Lee "Bobo" Holloman (1925-1987), American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball
  • Laurel Holloman (b. 1971), American actress
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