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The roots of the Anglo-Saxon name Holyoach come from when the family resided beside or close to a religious marker such as an oak where gospel readings were made during Rogation Days.

Early Origins of the Holyoach family

The surname Holyoach was first found in Staffordshire. Holy-Oakes is a very small liberty in Leicestershire. In the late 1800's only two people lived there. [1]

Early History of the Holyoach family

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Holyoach 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. Holyoach has been recorded under many different variations, including Holyoake, Holyoak, Holyoke and others.

Early Notables of the Holyoach family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Holyoach family

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 Holyoach or a variant listed above: Edward Holyoke settled in Lynn Massachusetts in 1630.

  1. Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print. on Facebook