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Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Houlding is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in the county of Lancashire, where they held the estate of Holden in the parish of Haslingden.

Houlding Early Origins



The surname Houlding 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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Houlding Spelling Variations


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Houlding Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Houlding has been spelled many different ways, including Holden, Holdin, Holding, Houlden, Houldin, Howlin and many more.

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Houlding Early History


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Houlding Early History



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

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Houlding Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Houlding Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Houlding In Ireland


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Houlding In Ireland



Some of the Houlding 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



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Houldings to arrive in North America:

Houlding Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Just Houlding, aged 23, landed in America in 1634
  • Richard Houlding, aged 25, arrived in New England in 1634
  • Joseph Houlding, who arrived in Maryland in 1677

Houlding Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Houlding, aged 35, landed in New York in 1812

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Contemporary Notables of the name Houlding (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Houlding (post 1700)



  • Leo Houlding (b. 1980), English rock climber, the first Briton to free climb El Capitan in the Yosemite Valley at the age of 18
  • John Houlding (1833-1902), English brewer and politician, Lord Mayor of Liverpool, founder of Liverpool Football Club
  • Chris Houlding, English contemporary trombonist, Principal Trombone of the Orchestra of Opera North, England
  • Deborah Houlding (b. 1962), English author and educator who specializes in astrology

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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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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. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  7. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  10. 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).
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The Houlding Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Houlding 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.

This page was last modified on 28 April 2016 at 08:51.

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