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Holtbay History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The ancient roots of the Holtbay family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Holtbay comes from when the family lived as inhabitants in a wooded region.

Early Origins of the Holtbay family


The surname Holtbay was first found in Yorkshire at Holtby, a village and civil parish near York. The place dates back to at least the Domesday Book [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
where it was listed as Holtebi or Boltebi and literally meant "farmstead or village of a man called Holti" derived from the Old Scandinavian personal name + by. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Ainderby Mires with Holtby is a civil parish in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire and this civil parish also dates back to the Domesday Book [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
where it was listed as Eltebi or Heltebi.

Early History of the Holtbay family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Holtbay research.
Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1208, 1303, 1553 and 1640 are included under the topic Early Holtbay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Holtbay 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 Holtbay has appeared include Holtby, Holteby and others.

Early Notables of the Holtbay family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Holtbay family to the New World and Oceana


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 Holtbay arrived in North America very early: William Holtby settled in Virginia in 1635; John Holtby settled in New England in 1648.

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Citations


  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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