Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived as inhabitants in a wooded region.
Early Origins of the Houldebey family
Yorkshire at Holtby, a village and civil parish near York. The place dates back to at least the Domesday Book CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8) where it was listed as Holtebi or Boltebi and literally meant "farmstead or village of a man called Holti" derived from the Old Scandinavian personal name + by. CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4) Ainderby Mires with Holtby is a civil parish in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire and this civil parish also dates back to the Domesday Book CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8) where it was listed as Eltebi or Heltebi.
Early History of the Houldebey family
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Houldebey Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Houldebey have been found, including Holtby, Holteby and others.
Early Notables of the Houldebey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Houldebey family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Houldebey, or a variant listed above: William Holtby settled in Virginia in 1635; John Holtby settled in New England in 1648.
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