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In ancient Anglo-Saxon England, the ancestors of the Holyoke surname lived beside a religious marker known as the holy oak or beside a tree known as the evergreen-oak.

Early Origins of the Holyoke family


The surname Holyoke was first found in Warwickshire from very ancient times, and were Lords of the manor of Morton Bagot.

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Early History of the Holyoke family

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Early History of the Holyoke family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Holyoke research.
Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1624, 1676 and 1637 are included under the topic Early Holyoke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Holyoke Spelling Variations

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Holyoke Spelling Variations


It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Holyoke are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Holyoke include: Hollyoak, Hollyoake, Holyoak, Holyoake, Holleyoak, Holleyoake, Holeyoak, Holeyoake, Holeyoke, Hollyoke, Holleyoke, Hollyhock, Hollihock, Holehock, Hollehock and many more.

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Early Notables of the Holyoke family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Holyoke family (pre 1700)


Another 30 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Holyoke Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Migration of the Holyoke family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Holyoke family to the New World and Oceana


Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Holyoke or a variant listed above:

Holyoke Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edward Holyoke, who settled in Lynn Massachusetts in 1630
  • Edward Holyoke, who landed in Lynn, Massachusetts in 1630 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Elizur Holyoke, who arrived in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1648 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Edward Holyoke, who arrived in Lynn, MA between the years 1620 and 1650
  • John Holyoke, who landed in Springfield, Massachusetts in 1662 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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