Houldant History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The lineage of the name Houldant begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in the county of Lancashire, where they held the estate of Holden in the parish of Haslingden.
Early Origins of the Houldant family
The surname Houldant was first found in Lancashire where "Holden was an estate in the parish of Haslingden. A family of that name early sprang from the place." .
" Lancashire is the great home of the Holdens. The ancient gentle family of the Holdens, of Holden, Haslingden, dates back to the 13th century; from it there branched off in the 16th century the Holdens of Todd Hall in the same parish. The Holdens of Ewood, Livesey, date back to the reign of Henry VIII. The Holdens of Aston, Derbyshire, who go back to the beginning of the 17th century, may hail from the Lancashire stock." 
Other early records include: Robert de Holden, Lancashire, listed there during the reign of Henry III; and Magota de Holdene who was listed in the Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls. The Wills at Chester list the following: Oliver Holden, of Haslingden, Lincolnshire in 1588; Adam Holden, of Spotland, Lancashire in 1596; and Catherine Holden, of Holden in 1685. The Preston Guild Rolls of 1642 list Ralph Holden de Holden. 
Important Dates for the Houldant family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Houldant research. Another 104 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1285, 1596, 1662, 1765, 1844 and are included under the topic Early Houldant History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Houldant 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 Houldant has undergone many spelling variations, including Holden, Holdin, Holding, Houlden, Houldin, Howlin and many more.
Early Notables of the Houldant family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Houldant family to Ireland
Some of the Houldant family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 75 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Houldant family
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 Houldant were among those contributors: Randall Holden, who came to Rhode Island in 1630; Justinian Holden, who settled in New England in 1634; John Holden, who arrived in Virginia in 1637; Joane Holden, who came to Virginia in 1652.
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- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
- ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.