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The ancient history of the Holtby name begins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the family resided as inhabitants in a wooded region.

Holtby Early Origins



The surname Holtby 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.

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Holtby Spelling Variations


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Holtby Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Holtby include Holtby, Holteby and others.

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Holtby Early History


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Holtby Early History



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

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Holtby Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Holtby Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 19 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Holtby 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



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Holtby or a variant listed above:

Holtby Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Holtby, who settled in Virginia in 1635
  • John Holtby, who settled in New England in 1648

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Contemporary Notables of the name Holtby (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Holtby (post 1700)



  • John Holtby (b. 1982), English rugby union footballer
  • Winifred Holtby (1898-1935), English novelist and journalist, best known for her novel South Riding, eponym of the Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize
  • Robert Holtby, English General Secretary of Church of England
  • Braden Holtby (b. 1989), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey goaltender
  • Lewis Harry Holtby (b. 1990), German footballer
  • Richard M Holtby MD, Canadian Orthopedic Surgeon and Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto
  • Roger Holtby, Wild Life Artist

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Citations


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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)

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  2. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  6. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  8. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  10. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
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The Holtby Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Holtby 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.

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