The first bearers of the distinguished surname Hols came to England
in the great wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The name is occupational
in origin, stemming from the primary activity of the bearer. It is derived from the Old French term "halle," which referred to a large manor house, and indicates that the original bearer of the name worked at the manor of the local
Lord in some role such as a servant or chamberlain. Many of the Norman noblemen who came to England
with William the Conqueror soon grew dissatisfied with William's rule; as such, members of the Hols family accepted land grants from King Malcolm Canmore of Scotland
, and became prominent in that country.
Early Origins of the Hols family
The surname Hols was first found in Lincolnshire
, where the family was granted lands after the Norman Conquest
in 1066. The Hols family is directly descended from Earl Fitzwilliam, who held a family seat
at Greatford Hall in Lincolnshire, after the Norman Conquest
. The younger son of this noble house, Arthur FitzWilliam, came to be known as "Hall" so as to distinguish him from his senior brother. Hence, Arthur Hall was the first known bearer of the name, appearing on record about the year 1090.
Early History of the Hols family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hols research.Another 465 words (33 lines of text) covering the years 1340, 1600, 1574, 1656, 1613, 1668, 1662, 1668, 1610, 1665, 1669, 1654, 1656, 1619, 1667, 1654, 1660, 1637, 1690, 1688, 1690, 1620, 1687, 1627, 1656, 1646, 1672, 1716, 1715, 1716 and are included under the topic Early Hols History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hols Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Hall, Halle, Haule, Haul, Hal, De Aule and others.
Early Notables of the Hols family (pre 1700)
Notable among the family at this time was Joseph Hall (1574-1656), an English bishop, satirist and moralist; George Hall (c.1613-1668), an English Bishop of Chester (1662-1668); Thomas Hall (1610-1665), an English clergyman and ejected minister; Charles Hall (died 1669), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1654... Another 129 words (9 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hols Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hols family to Ireland
Some of the Hols family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 139 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hols family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Hols Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Johannes Hols, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1748 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)