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Holman is a name whose history dates far back into the mists of early British times to the days of the Anglo-Saxon tribes. It is a name for a holy man who was a priest or friar. The surname Holman originally derived from the Old English word Hol or Hool. Another reference claims the name was derived from the Old English words "holh" + "mann" and literally meant "dweller by a hollow." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)


Holman Early Origins



The surname Holman was first found in Essex where one of the first records of the name was John Holman, Holeman who was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of 1327. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)

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Holman Spelling Variations


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Holman Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Holman has been recorded under many different variations, including Holman, Hollman, Holeman and others.

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Holman Early History


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Holman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Holman research. Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1307, 1593, 1669, 1659, 1638, 1633, 1633, 1700, 1661 and 1685 are included under the topic Early Holman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Holman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Holman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Philip Holman ( c. 1593-1669), an English merchant and politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1659, High Sheriff of Northamptonshire in...

Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Holman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Holman In Ireland


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Holman In Ireland



Some of the Holman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 37 words (3 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Holman or a variant listed above:

Holman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edward Holman settled in Plymouth Massachusetts in 1621
  • Edward Holman, who landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1623
  • John Holman, who settled in Nantasket Massachusetts in 1630
  • William Holman settled in Cambridge Massachusetts in 1630
  • Edward Holman settled in Boston in 1632
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Holman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Solomon Holman, who landed in New England in 1703
  • Michael Holman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1794

Holman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph George Holman, who landed in America in 1812
  • John W Holman, who arrived in Texas in 1835
  • Isaac Holman, who arrived in Texas in 1835
  • John Holman, aged 25, landed in New York, NY in 1842
  • Matthew Holman, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1854
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Holman Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Herbert Holman, who landed in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907

Holman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • G. Holman arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajasthan" in 1838 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Rajasthan.htm
  • Henry Charles Holman arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Rajasthan" in 1838 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Rajasthan.htm
  • John Holman arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Recovery" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RECOVERY from London 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Recovery.htm
  • Mary Holman arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Recovery" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RECOVERY from London 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Recovery.htm
  • John Holman arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sir Charles Forbes" in 1839 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SIR CHARLES FORBES (originally Charles Forbes) 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839SirCharlesForbes.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Holman Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • H C Holman landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1841
  • Edward Holman, aged 22, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863
  • Mary Ann Holman, aged 24, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863
  • Eliza Holman, aged 3 months, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Accrington" in 1863
  • C. Holman arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ulcoats" in 1864
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Holman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Holman (post 1700)



  • Lee Holman (1954-2015), American basketball player, best known for his work with the Harlem Globetrotters
  • Ralph Milo Holman (1914-2013), American attorney and judge, 74th Associate Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court (1965-1980)
  • Major-General Jonathan Lane Holman (1897-1975), American Assistant to the Commandant of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (1948)
  • Bill Holman (b. 1927), American jazz arranger
  • Frank Ezekiel Holman (1886-1967), American Rhodes Scholar attorney
  • Rufus Cecil Holman (1877-1959), American politician, U.S. Senator from Oregon (1939-45)
  • John Holman (1918-1975), American NASCAR owner
  • Bob Holman (1936-2016), born Robert Bones, an English Christian academic, author and community campaigner

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Holman Historic Events


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Holman Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. Frank Holman, English Third Waiter from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. Harry Holman, aged 27, English Able Seaman from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping on life boat 7

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Suggested Readings for the name Holman


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Suggested Readings for the name Holman



  • Early Carolina Heilmans (Hallmans-Holmans) 1736-1800 by Elmer Berley Hallman.

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Holman Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJASTHAN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Rajasthan.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RECOVERY from London 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Recovery.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SIR CHARLES FORBES (originally Charles Forbes) 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839SirCharlesForbes.htm

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  10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
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The Holman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Holman 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 22 November 2016 at 16:52.

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