Hollomon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the Hollomon family lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Hollomon was a name given to a person who was referred to as the Holy-man. [1] 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 favoured style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.

Early Origins of the Hollomon family

The surname Hollomon was first found in Berkshire where Roger Haliman was listed in the Feet of Fines for 1212. Years later in Lincolnshire, William Holyman was found in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1276, as was Richard Hollyman. [2]

Early History of the Hollomon family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hollomon research. Another 46 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1379, 1495, 1558, 1512, 1514, 1518 and 1526 are included under the topic Early Hollomon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hollomon Spelling Variations

Hollomon has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Hollomon have been found, including Hollyman, Holyman, Holleyman, Holeyman, Holliman, Holiman and many more.

Early Notables of the Hollomon family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include John Holyman (1495-1558), was Bishop of Bristol, was a native of Coddington, near Haddenham in Buckinghamshire. He was educated at Winchester and New College, Oxford, and in...
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Migration of the Hollomon family

In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Hollomons to arrive on North American shores: 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 Hollomon (post 1700) +

  • Gus Martin Hollomon (b. 1945), former professional American football defensive back
  • John Herbert Hollomon Jr., (1919-1985), American engineer and founding member of the National Academy of Engineering, President of the University of Oklahoma (1968-1970) who co-developed the Hollomon-Jaffe parameter and the Zener-Hollomon parameter
  • W. S. Hollomon, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Georgia, 1952 [3]


  1. ^ Arthur, William , An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. London: 1857. Print
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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