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Holyoak Early Origins



The surname Holyoak was first found in Leicestershire 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 12th century when they held estates in that shire.

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Holyoak Early History


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Holyoak Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Holyoak research. Another 173 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1188, 1300, 1455, 1487, 1567, 1653, 1657, 1731, 1616 and 1675 are included under the topic Early Holyoak History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Holyoak Spelling Variations


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Holyoak 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. Holyoak has been recorded under many different variations, including Hollyoke, Holyoke, Hollyoak, Hollioake, Hollyoak, Holioke, Hollioke, Hallioke, Hallyoke, Ollioke, Olyoke, Hollioak, Holyoak, Holyoake, Hollyhock, Hollyock and many more.

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Holyoak Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Holyoak Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Holyoak 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 Holyoak or a variant listed above:

Holyoak Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Daniel Holyoak and David Holyoak, who were both listed as British Deportees to America in 1767

Holyoak Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Hy. Holyoak, aged 56, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895

Holyoak Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Arthur E. Holyoak, aged 20, who landed in America from Swindon, in 1904
  • George Holyoak, aged 24, who landed in America from Bradford, in 1904
  • Mary Holyoak, aged 28, who landed in America from Manchester, in 1905
  • Arthur Leslie Holyoak, aged 22, who emigrated to America from Birmingham, England, in 1913
  • Percy Hobson Holyoak, aged 45, who settled in America from Amersham, England, in 1920

Holyoak Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Richard Holyoak, aged 30, a carpenter, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Indus" in 1843
  • Eliza Holyoak, aged 20, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Indus" in 1843
  • Richard Holyoak, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Indus" in 1843
  • James Holyoak, aged 21, a hammerman, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Golden Sea" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Holyoak (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Holyoak (post 1700)



  • Keith James Holyoak (b. 1950), Canadian researcher in cognitive psychology and cognitive science

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