name Houldock comes from when the family resided in Holdich, Norfolk
. This locale cannot be found today, but was listed pre 1700.
Early Origins of the Houldock family
The surname Houldock 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 Houldock family
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Houldock 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. Houldock has been recorded under many different variations, including Holditch, Holdich, Holdrich, Holdridge, Hilditch and many more.
Early Notables of the Houldock family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Houldock family to the New World and Oceana
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 Houldock or a variant listed above: Richard Holdick who settled in Virginia in 1650; J. and H. Holdridge settled in Philadelphia in 1822.