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The name Holroyd has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived as inhabitants inside a clearing in a wooded region.

Holroyd Early Origins



The surname Holroyd was first found in Yorkshire 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.

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Holroyd Spelling Variations


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Holroyd Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Holroyd have been found, including Holroyd, Hollroyd, Ollroyd, Olroyd, Oldroyd and others.

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Holroyd Early History


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Holroyd Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Holroyd research. Another 320 words (23 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Holroyd History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Holroyd Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Holroyd Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Holroyd Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Holroyd In Ireland


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Holroyd In Ireland



Some of the Holroyd family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 131 words (9 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Holroyd, or a variant listed above:

Holroyd Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Holroyd who settled in Alexandria Virginia in 1819
  • Joseph Holroyd, who landed in Alexandria, Va in 1819
  • Sarah Holroyd and Husband and child settled in Philadelphia in 1820
  • Mark Holroyd, who arrived in New York in 1840
  • Stephen Holroyd, who arrived in New York in 1840
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Holroyd Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Henry Holroyd arrived in Port Phillip aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1849

Holroyd Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Arthur T Holroyd landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1843 aboard the ship Mary

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Contemporary Notables of the name Holroyd (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Holroyd (post 1700)



  • Scott Powell Holroyd (b. 1975), American actor
  • William M. Holroyd, American Republican politician, Candidate for West Virginia State Senate 9th District, 1938, 1944; Chair of Wyoming County Republican Party, 1940-42
  • Simeon Holroyd, American Democrat politician, National Democratic Candidate for U.S. Representative from New York 20th District, 1896
  • Robert E. Holroyd, American Democrat politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Mercer County; Elected 1964
  • Mrs. Jessie Holroyd, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Kansas, 1960
  • Emilie Holroyd, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 2000, 2004; Member of Democratic National Committee from West Virginia, 2004
  • Edwin Holroyd (1855-1914), English cricketer
  • Graham Holroyd (b. 1975), English rugby league player
  • Richard Leslie "Les" Holroyd (b. 1948), English bass guitarist, vocalist and songwriter
  • Chris Holroyd (b. 1986), English professional football player
  • ... (Another 11 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Holroyd Historic Events


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Holroyd Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Arthur Holroyd (b. 1918), English Sailmakers Mate serving for the Royal Navy from Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 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: Quem te Deus esse jussit
Motto Translation: What God commands you to be.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    2. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    9. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
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    The Holroyd Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Holroyd 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 12 November 2015 at 11:11.

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