name Holyoitch comes from the family having resided beside or close to a religious marker such as an oak where gospel readings were made during Rogation Days.
Early Origins of the Holyoitch family
The surname Holyoitch was first found in Staffordshire
. Holy-Oakes is a very small liberty in Leicestershire
. In the late 1800's only two people lived there. CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Early History of the Holyoitch family
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Holyoitch Spelling Variations
Holyoitch has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Holyoake, Holyoak, Holyoke and others.
Early Notables of the Holyoitch family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Holyoitch family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Holyoitchs to arrive on North American shores: Edward Holyoke settled in Lynn Massachusetts in 1630.