The Holyoyck name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. Their name comes from having lived beside or close to a religious marker such as an oak where gospel readings were made during Rogation Days.
Early Origins of the Holyoyck family
The surname Holyoyck 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 Holyoyck family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Holyoyck research.Another 153 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Holyoyck History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Holyoyck Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Holyoyck has undergone many spelling variations
, including Holyoake, Holyoak, Holyoke and others.
Early Notables of the Holyoyck family (pre 1700)
More information is included under the topic Early Holyoyck Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Holyoyck family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Holyoyck were among those contributors: Edward Holyoke settled in Lynn Massachusetts in 1630.