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Holston Early Origins



The surname Holston was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from very early times.

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Holston Spelling Variations


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Holston Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Holston has appeared include Hailstone, Halstone, Halston, Hailston, Helistones, Ailston, Ailstone, Aylston and many more.

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Holston Early History


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Holston Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Holston research. Another 244 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1583, 1759, and 1847 are included under the topic Early Holston History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Holston Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Holston Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Holston Notables 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



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Holston arrived in North America very early:

Holston Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Elizabeth Holston, who arrived in Maryland in 1651
  • Susan Holston, who arrived in Virginia in 1653

Holston Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Holston, who landed in Virginia in 1705
  • Margret Holston, aged 22, landed in Pennsylvania in 1730

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Contemporary Notables of the name Holston (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Holston (post 1700)



  • Michael Anthony "Mike" Holston (b. 1958), former American NFL football wide receiver who played for the Houston Oilers and the Kansas City Chiefs from 1981 to 1985
  • David Holston (b. 1986), American professional basketball player
  • George W. Holston, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for U.S. Senator from Indiana, 1944; Prohibition Candidate for U.S. Representative from Indiana 4th District, 1946

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Holston Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    2. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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    The Holston Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Holston 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 24 December 2016 at 12:08.

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