Holoman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Holoman comes from its first bearer, who was a person who was referred to as the Holy-man. 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 favored style of clothing, appearance, habits, or character.

Early Origins of the Holoman family

The surname Holoman was first found in Lincolnshire and Kent, where they held a family seat from very early times.

Important Dates for the Holoman family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Holoman research. Another 42 words (3 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1379, and 1554 are included under the topic Early Holoman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Holoman Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Holoman has been spelled many different ways, including Hollyman, Holyman, Holleyman, Holeyman, Holliman, Holiman and many more.

Early Notables of the Holoman family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Holoman family

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Holomans to arrive in North America: 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 Holoman (post 1700)

  • Frank Holoman, American politician, Member of California State Assembly, 1972-74 [1]


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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