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The Anglo-Saxon name Holm comes from the family having resided in an area that was referred to as a holme, a slightly raised islet in a fen or partially surrounded by a stream or river. The surname Holm was originally derived from the Old English word Holen. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Another reference claims "A holme is defined by Halliwell as ' flat land; a small island; a deposit of soil at the confluence of two waters. Flat grounds near water are called holms.' " [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
While most references claim that the name was probably Anglo-Saxon, it could very well have been Norman in origin as William du Holme was listed in Normandy (1180-1195) and William de Homes was also listed there in the Magni Rotuli Scaccarii Normanniae in 1198. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)


Holm Early Origins



The surname Holm was first found in many counties throughout Britain. One of the earliest records of the name was Roger de Holm who was listed in 1186 in Leicestershire. A few years later, Urkel' de Holmes was listed in the Assize Rolls of Yorkshire in 1219. John atte Holme was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of 1296 in Sussex. [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 lists: Goscelin de Holme in Suffolk; and John in le Holmp in Cambridgeshire. Over 100 years later the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 lists: Thomas del Holme; Adam del Holme; and Johannes del Holme, 1379. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Hulam or Holom in Durham "anciently styled Holme, which is the term used to designate it in the Boldon book, formerly belonged to a family of the same name." [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Holm Spelling Variations


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Holm Spelling Variations



Holm has been spelled many different ways, including 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. Holme, Hulme, Holmes, Holms and others.

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Holm Early History


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Holm Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Holm research. Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1200, 1240, 1400, 1631, 1691, 1570, 1655, 1599, 1678, 1601, 1659, 1633, 1641, 1627, 1700, 1656, 1659, 1659, 1707, 1705, 1706, 1640, 1683, 1677, 1685, 1622, 1692, 1631, 1691, 1797 and are included under the topic Early Holm History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Holm Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Holm Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Randle Holme I (1570-1655), first to bear the name, main duty was arranging funerals of those entitled to bear arms; Nathaniel Holmes or Homes (1599-1678), an English Independent theologian and preacher; Randle Holme II (c1601-1659), Chester city treasurer in 1633 and clerk to the Stationers'...

Another 97 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Holm Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Holm In Ireland


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Holm In Ireland



Some of the Holm family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 163 words (12 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



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 Holms to arrive on North American shores:

Holm Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Campanius Holm, who landed in Delaware in 1643

Holm Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Benjamin Holm, who arrived in America in 1716
  • Anna Maria Holm, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1786-1808
  • Christian Holm, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1798

Holm Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Gustaf Holm, aged 47, landed in New Orleans, La in 1826
  • Gustavus Holm, aged 45, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1826
  • Curstine Holm, aged 14, arrived in New Bedford, Massachusetts in 1840
  • Mathilda Holm, aged 18, landed in New Bedford, Massachusetts in 1840
  • Corl Holm, who landed in Texas in 1850-1906
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Holm Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Oscar Holm, who arrived in Alabama in 1913
  • Klaus Holm, who arrived in Alabama in 1925

Holm Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Donald Holm, aged 19, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Nabob"
  • Isabella Holm, aged 23, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Nabob"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Holm (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Holm (post 1700)



  • Eleanor G. Holm (1913-2004), American Olympic champion swimmer
  • Celeste Holm (b. 1917), Oscar winning American stage, film, and television actress
  • Sir Ian Holm CBE (b. 1931), award-winning English stage and screen actor made a CBE in 1990 and a Knight Bachelor in 1998
  • Stefan Christian Holm (b. 1976), retired Swedish Olympic gold medal high jumper
  • Sonia Holm (b. 1920), British film actress
  • Richard Holm (1912-1988), German operatic tenor

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Holm Historic Events


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Holm Historic Events




HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Clarence Kenneth Asby Holm (1920-1941), Australian Able Seaman from Footscray, Victoria, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Johan Fredrik Alexander Holm (d. 1912), aged 43, Swedish Third Class passenger from Karlshamn, Blekinge who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Fide sed cui vide
Motto Translation: Trust, but in whom take care.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  3. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  4. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  5. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  2. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  4. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  6. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  8. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  11. ...

The Holm Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Holm Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 7 November 2016 at 20:01.

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