The distinguished Spanish surname Holquin is of nickname
origin, derived from a nickname that illustrated a personal attribute or physical characteristic of the original bearer. In this instance, the surname derives from a diminutive form of the Castilian word "holgado," from the verb "holgar," meaning "to rest" or "to be inactive." However, beginning with the fourteenth century, the meaning of "holgar" changed slightly, meaning "to enjoy oneself," "to be happy."
Early Origins of the Holquin family
The surname Holquin was first found in Cáceres, in the ancient kingdom of Castile
, where the family held their ancestral seat. Early references show that Juan Alvarez de Holguin was Governor of Castelbono in 1292, a position which was also held by Juan Peres Holgin in 1460.
Early History of the Holquin family
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Holquin Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Olguin, Hollguin, Ologuin, Holquin and others.
Early Notables of the Holquin family (pre 1700)
Con la Reconquista guerra con la que los cristianos bajo las órdenes del rey Fernando y la reina Isabel reconquistaron a España y expulsaron a los musulmanes invasores en el año 1492. Dentro de estos nombres de familias se han destacado, por ejemplo, Diego de Holguín, (c.
1486 -?), a Spanish... Another 89 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Holquin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Holquin family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Baltasar Holguin who arrived in New Spain
in 1535; Diego Holguin who sailed to Peru in 1539; Mencia Holguinwho settled in the Spanish Main in 1553; Hernando Olguin who emigrated to Chile in 1579.