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Houlden is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from a family once having lived in the county of Lancashire, where they held the estate of Holden in the parish of Haslingden.

Houlden Early Origins



The surname Houlden 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." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
. " 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." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.
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. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Houlden Spelling Variations


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Houlden Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Houlden has been recorded under many different variations, including Holden, Holdin, Holding, Houlden, Houldin, Howlin and many more.

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Houlden Early History


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Houlden Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Houlden research. Another 207 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1285, 1596, 1662, 1765, 1844 and are included under the topic Early Houlden History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Houlden Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Houlden Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Houlden Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Houlden In Ireland


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Houlden In Ireland



Some of the Houlden family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 137 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Houlden or a variant listed above:

Houlden Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Randall Houlden, who landed in Massachusetts in 1646

Houlden Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Houlden, aged 23, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke Of Wellington" in 1849
  • Ann Houlden, aged 24, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke Of Wellington" in 1849
  • Ruth Houlden, aged 1, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke Of Wellington" in 1849
  • Phillip Houlden, aged 22, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke Of Wellington" in 1849
  • Levi Houlden, aged 21, a bricklayer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Royal Albert"

Houlden Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Robert Houlden, aged 27, a carpenter, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oxford" in 1874
  • Louisa Houlden, aged 24, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oxford" in 1874
  • Annie Houlden, aged 4, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oxford" in 1874
  • Ellen Houlden, aged 2, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oxford" in 1874
  • Emily Houlden, aged 4 mths., arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oxford" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Houlden (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Houlden (post 1700)



  • James-Leslie Houlden, English theologian in London, England
  • Jordan Houlden (1998-2015), English diver at the 2015 European Games, winner of the ASA National Age Group Championships in 2010
  • Lloyd W. Houlden (1922-2012), Canadian jurist, Justice of the Court of Appeal of Ontario, eponym of the Lloyd Houlden Fellowship

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Nec temere nec timide
Motto Translation: Neither rashly nor timidly.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Guppy, Henry Brougham, Homes of Family Names in Great Britain. 1890. Print.

Other References

  1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  4. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  5. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  6. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  11. ...

The Houlden Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Houlden Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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