The origins of the Houltham name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It comes from when the family lived in one of the settlements called Holton in the counties of Dorset
. The surname Houltham belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation
names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Houltham family
The surname Houltham was first found in the Isle of Wight 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.
The family later settled in Wiltshire in the reign of James I (1567-1625) and held Farley Castle there at that time. Rev. Robert Houlton of Milton, Clevedon, Somerset, the promoter of the Suttonian method of variolation was a descendant of this line.
Early History of the Houltham family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Houltham research.Another 87 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1720, 1696, 1700 and 1724 are included under the topic Early Houltham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Houltham Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Houltham were recorded, including Houlton, Holton and others.
Early Notables of the Houltham family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include Jospeh Houlton Esq., of Trowbridge, (died 1720) High Sheriff
in 1696, her purchased from the Hungerford family in 1700... Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Houltham Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Houltham family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Houltham Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- Mr. Charles Houltham, (b. 1836), aged 28, British malster travelling aboard the ship "Amoor" arriving in Lyttleton, South Island, New Zealand on 1st July 1864 CITATION[CLOSE]
New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
The Houltham 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: Semper fidelis
Motto Translation: Always faithful.
Houltham Family Crest Products
- ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html