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Wholeworde History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The present generation of the Wholeworde family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived in the county of Yorkshire, where they held manor at Haldsworth.

Early Origins of the Wholeworde family

The surname Wholeworde was first found in Yorkshire 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 Wholeworde family

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Wholeworde Spelling Variations

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Wholeworde include Holdsworth, Holesworth, Houlsworth, Holdworth, Houldworth and many more.

Early Notables of the Wholeworde family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Wholeworde family to the New World and Oceana

Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Wholeworde were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Seth Holdsworth settled in Barbados in 1675; Scholas Houldsworth arrived in Philadelphia in 1856.

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