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Houldidge History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient roots of the Houldidge family name are in the Anglo-Saxon culture. The name Houldidge comes from when the family lived in Holdich, Norfolk. This locale cannot be found today, but was listed pre 1700.

Early Origins of the Houldidge family

The surname Houldidge 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 Houldidge family

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Houldidge Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Houldidge has appeared include Holditch, Holdich, Holdrich, Holdridge, Hilditch and many more.

Early Notables of the Houldidge family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Houldidge family to the New World and Oceana

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Houldidge arrived in North America very early: Richard Holdick who settled in Virginia in 1650; J. and H. Holdridge settled in Philadelphia in 1822.

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