The name Hoylyn first arose amongst the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is derived from their having lived in one of four places named Hoyland in the West Riding of Yorkshire
. The surname Hoylyn 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 Hoylyn family
The surname Hoylyn was first found in Yorkshire
at either High Hoyland, Upper or Lower Hoyland, and Hoyland Swaine. All three parishes and villages are listed in the Domesday Book
of 1086: Holand for Hoyland High; Hoiland for Hoyland Nether; and Hollande for Hoyland Swaine. CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
All of the villages literally mean "cultivated land on or near a hill-spur," from the Old English words "hoh" + "land." The latter "Swaine" variant is believed to be a manorial affix added in the 12th century from a man called Swein. CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early History of the Hoylyn family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hoylyn research.Another 96 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1187, 1147, 1172, 1591 and 1673 are included under the topic Early Hoylyn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hoylyn 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 Hoylyn has appeared include Howland, Hoyland and others.
Early Notables of the Hoylyn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hoylyn 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 Hoylyn arrived in North America very early: John Howland came over on the "Mayflower" in 1620 with his Elizabeth Carver; Henry Howland settled in New England
in 1630; along with Arthur.