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Holverson Early Origins



The surname Holverson was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1160 when Jukel de Alvertun held estates in that shire.

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Holverson Spelling Variations


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Holverson Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Holverson has been recorded under many different variations, including Alverton, Alverston, Alveston, Halverston, Halverson, Halveston, Halverton and many more.

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Holverson Early History


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Holverson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Holverson research. Another 187 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1276, 1455 and 1487 are included under the topic Early Holverson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Holverson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Holverson Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Holverson 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Holverson or a variant listed above:

Holverson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Martha Holverson, who arrived in Wisconsin in 1860
  • Anders Holverson, aged 32, arrived in New York in 1864
  • Anders Holverson, who settled in New York in 1864

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Holverson Historic Events


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Holverson Historic Events




RMS Titanic

  • Mrs. Mary Aline Holverson, (née Towner), aged 35, American First Class passenger from New York City, New York who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping in life boat 8
  • Mr. Alexander Oskar Holverson (d. 1912), aged 42, American First Class passenger from New York City, New York who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett

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Holverson Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    3. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    4. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    6. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    8. 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.
    9. 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).
    10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    11. ...

    The Holverson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Holverson 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 14 October 2014 at 17:44.

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