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Hollyhok is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Hollyhok family once lived beside a religious marker known as the holy oak or beside a tree known as the evergreen-oak.

Hollyhok Early Origins



The surname Hollyhok was first found in Warwickshire from very ancient times, and were Lords of the manor of Morton Bagot.

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Hollyhok Spelling Variations


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Hollyhok Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Hollyhok family name include Hollyoak, Hollyoake, Holyoak, Holyoake, Holleyoak, Holleyoake, Holeyoak, Holeyoake, Holeyoke, Hollyoke, Holleyoke, Hollyhock, Hollihock, Holehock, Hollehock and many more.

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Hollyhok Early History


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Hollyhok Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hollyhok research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1624, 1676 and 1637 are included under the topic Early Hollyhok History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hollyhok Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hollyhok Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hollyhok Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Hollyhok surname or a spelling variation of the name include: William Holehock arrived in New York in 1715; John Hollyoke arrived in Virginia in 1767; William Hollyhoag arrived in Pennsylvania in 1866; Edward Holyoke settled in Lynn Massachusetts in 1630..

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