The lineage of the name Houldake begins with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in Holdich, Norfolk
. This locale cannot be found today, but was listed pre 1700.
Early Origins of the Houldake family
The surname Houldake was first found in Devon
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Houldake family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Houldake research.Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1600 and 1720 are included under the topic Early Houldake History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Houldake 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 Houldake has undergone many spelling variations
, including Holditch, Holdich, Holdrich, Holdridge, Hilditch and many more.
Early Notables of the Houldake family (pre 1700)
Another 42 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Houldake Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Houldake 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 Houldake were among those contributors: Richard Holdick who settled in Virginia in 1650; J. and H. Holdridge settled in Philadelphia in 1822.