Early Origins of the Holyburton family
The surname Holyburton was first found in Berwickshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Holyburton family
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Holyburton Spelling Variations
The name Holyburton, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Halliburton, Haliburton, Haleyburton, Hollyburton, Halyburton, Halburton, Heliburton and many more.
Early Notables of the Holyburton family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Sir John Haliburton of Dirleton, East Lothian
(d. 1392); and his son, Sir Walter de Haliburton, 1st Lord Haliburton of Dirleton (died c. 1447), Lord High Treasurer of Scotland; John Haliburton, 2nd Lord Haliburton of Dirleton (died c. 1452); Patrick Haliburton... Another 119 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Holyburton Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Holyburton family to Ireland
Some of the Holyburton family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Holyburton family to the New World and Oceana
The New World beckoned as many of the settlers in Ireland
, known as the Scotch/Irish, became disenchanted. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Amongst the early settlers who could be considered kinsmen of the Holyburton family, or who bore a variation of the surname Holyburton were Mr. Halliburton who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1765; Lawden Halliburton settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1774; Charles Halyburton settled in Philadelphia in 1864. John Peebles Haliburton who was born in Sidney, Nova Scotia, in 1850.
The Holyburton Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Majores sequor
Motto Translation: I follow my ancestors.