Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Hollywell surname lived near a holy spring having derived from the Old English terms halli, which meant holy, and welle, which meant spring. There are several place-names that are also derived from these words, including Halliwell in Lancashire, Holwell in Dorset and Oxfordshire, and Holywell and Northumberland.
Early Origins of the Hollywell family
Lancashire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Hollywell family
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Hollywell Spelling Variations
hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Hollywell are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Hollywell include: Halliwell, Halligwell, Haliwell and others.
Early Notables of the Hollywell family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hollywell family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Hollywell Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
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