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Holloway Name Origin & History

Variations of this name are: Holway.

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Holloway Coat of Arms Meaning

The three main devices (symbols) in the Holloway blazon are the crescent, fesse and sword. The three main tinctures (colors) are gules, argent and ermine .

The bold red colour on a heraldic shield is known as gules. It has a long history within heraldry, it is known that one of those who besieged the scottish castle of Carlaverock in 1300 was the French knight Euremions de la Brette who had as his arms a simple red shield.1The Siege of Carlaverock, N. Harris, Nichols & Son, London, 1828, P180. The word gules is thought to come from the Arabic gule, or “red rose” 2Boutell’s Heraldry, J.P. Brooke-Little, Warne, (revised Edition) London 1970, P 313. Later writers associated it with the precious stone ruby and the metal iron 3Understanding Signs & Symbols – Heraldry, S. Oliver & G. Croton, Quantum, London, 2013, P53, perhaps because of the red glow of iron in the heat of the blacksmith’s forge.

Argent is the heraldic metal Silver and is usually shown as very pure white. It is also known more poetically as pearl, moon (or luna) 4Understanding Signs & Symbols – Heraldry, S. Oliver & G. Croton, Quantum, London, 2013, P53. In a sketch or drawing it is represented by plain, unmarked paper 5A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1847, P11.

Ermine is a very ancient pattern, and distinctive to observe. It was borne alone by John de Monfort, the Earl of Richmond and Duke of Brittany in the late 14th century 6A Complete Guide to Heraldry, A.C. Fox-Davies, Bonanza (re-print of 1909 Edition), New York, 1978, P69 It has a long association with royalty and the nobility in general and hence represents “Dignity” wherever it is found 7The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P39. The ermine pattern is white with, typically, a three dots and a dart grouping representing the tail of the furred creature.8Boutell’s Heraldry, J.P. Brooke-Little, Warne, (revised Edition) London 1970, P 28. The ermine spot is sometimes found alone as a special charge on the shield.

For easy recognition of the items on a coat of arms, and hence the quick identification of the owner, bold simple shapes are best. Hence, simple geometric shapes are often used for this purpose 9A Complete Guide to Heraldry, A.C. Fox-Davies, Bonanza (re-print of 1909 Edition), New York, 1978, P146xz`, and the crescent Is a typical example of this, and can appear in any of the main heraldic tinctures. Some common is this device that there are special names for its appearance in various orientations – whilst it lies normally with points upward, the decrescent points to the sinister side, and the increscent to the dexter 10A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Moon. The allusion, obviously is to the shape of the moon in the sky (indeed, the French have a version “figuré” which includes a face!) and has been said to signify both “honour by the sovereign” and “hope of greater glory” 11The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P106.

The fesse (also found as fess) is one of the major ordinaries to found in heraldry, being a bold, broad, horizontal band across the centre of the shield. It may originally have arisen from the planks of which a wooden shield can be constructed, the centremost plank being painted a different colour 12A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Fesse. It is instantly recognisable as a symbol, for example the arms of COLEVILLE granted during the reign of Hery III are simply or, a fesse gules. With this clear association with the construction of the shield itself, Wade believes that the fesse can be taken to be associated with the military, as a “girdle of honour”.

Given the martial nature of the origins of Heraldry, in the identification of knights and men-at-arms it can come as no surprise that mediaeval weaponry of all types are frequently to be found in a coat of arms 13Boutell’s Heraldry, J.P. Brooke-Little, Warne, (revised Edition) London 1970, P 89. Indeed, the sheer variety of different swords 14A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1847, P302 can be bewildering and expaining the difference between a scimitar and a falchion is perhaps best left to the expert! If a charge is described just as a simple sword then it will have a straight blade and cross handle, that may be of a different colour, and, unless specified, points upwards. Wade, quoting the earlier writer Guillim, signifies the use of the sword as representing “Government and Justice”.

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Origin, Meaning and Family History of the Holloway Name

Holloway Origin:

England

Origins of Name:

The surname of Holloway is of an Anglo-Saxon origin, and is considered to be a topographical and locational surname. As a locational surname this means that it was often taken by the Lord or owner of the land from which the name derives. Others who may have take a locational surname are people who have migrated out of the area to seek out work. The easiest way to identify someone who was a stranger at that time was by the name of their birthplace. Topographical surnames are used to describe a man-made or natural element found in the lands. In this case, the surname of Holloway comes from places with the name of Hallow, Hollow, Holloway and so on throughout England, as well as topographically, for people who lived near a hollow, at a Holloway, or in the holy way. This also derives from the Old English “hol” and “weg” which can be translated to mean “a sunken path.”

Variations:

More common variations are: Hollowway, Holloawway, Holloaway, Hollooway, Hollowawy, Hollowaye, Holloweay, Hollway, Hollyoway, Holoway, Hollway, Halloway

History:

England:

Those who live in England and bear the surname of Holloway can be found in the central region of the country, as well as the city of London.

Scotland:

Those who bear the surname of Holloway can be found throughout the country of Scotland. The areas of this country that have a higher concentration of those who carry this surname of Holloway are the counties of Lanarkshire and Midlothian.

United States

During the European Migration, settlers across Europe decided to leave their homes, and sought after a better life. This new life was largely available in the United States of America, which at that time was referred to as The New World, or The Colonies, and promised freedom from religious persecution, new fulfilling and largely available work, and land. However, during the long voyages that it took to make it to the United States, the vessels of travel were cramped, allowing for the spread of disease among much of the traveling population. This not only left some travelers deceased en route to their new life, it also caused many of the emigrating passengers to set foot in the New World afflicted with disease. Because of this spread of disease, or lack of recording, there are only a few members of the Holloway family who made it to the United States of America. The first people to bear the surname of Holloway in the United States of America were the Holloway family. Consisting of Eadie Holloway, Elizabeth Holloway, and Joe Holloway, they all settled in the state of Virginia in the year 1635. It took more than 120 years for the next Holloway to arrive in the United States of America. In the year 1765, Briggs Holloway settled in the city of Boston, Massachusetts, while in 1775, William Holloway arrived in the state of Maryland. Those who bear the surname of Holloway in the United States of America can be found in high concentrations in the states of California, Texas, New York, Ohio, Georgia, Illinois, Arkansas, Tennessee, Virginia, Missouri and in Indiana.

Here is the population distribution of the last name Holloway:

United States 63,281, England 14,057, South Africa 4,876, Australia 4,239, Canada 3,359, Wales 880, New Zealand 791, Scotland 683, Malaysia 379, Mexico 314

Notable People:

William Judson Holloway Jr. (1923-2014) who was a Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit from the year 1948 to the year 1991, and who was a jurist from America

James W. “Red” Holloway (born in 1927) who was a jazz tenor saxophonist from America

Ralph Holloway (born in 1935) who was a physical anthropologist from America

Josh Holloway (born in 1969) who was a TV actor and film actor from America

Brenda Holloway (born in 1946) who was a singer and songwriter from America

Admiral James Lemuel Holloway Jr . (1898-1984) who was the Superintendent of the United States Naval Academy from the year 1947 to the year 1950, and who was the Chief of Naval Personnel from the year 1953 to the year 1957, and was the Commander in Chief of all United States Naval Forces in the eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean from the year 1957 to the year 1959

Mr. Sidney Holloway (died in 1912) who was aged twenty years when he served as an English Clothes Presser from Southampton, Hampshire, who worked on the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking, and was recovered by one CS Mackay-Bennett

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Blazons & Genealogy Notes

1) (Charles Holloway, of the Inner Temple, London, Barrister-at-law, and John Holloway, of Oxford, sons of John Holloway, of Oxford, gent. Visit. Oxon, 1634). Gu. a fess betw. three crescents ar. a canton erm. Crest—A goat’s head erased and horned ar. collared and lined gu. on the collar three crescents of the first.
2) (Maydenhatch, co. Berks). Gu a fesse ar. cotised or, betw. three crescents of the second.
3) (London). Gu. a fesse erm. betw. three crescents ar. Crest—A demi lion ramp. guard. purp.
4) (Fellow of New College, Oxford, d. 1632). Gu. a fesse betw. three crescents ar. a canton erm. Crest—A goat's head ar. gorged with a collar gu. charged with three crescents of the first, lined of the second.
5) Gu. a fesse betw. three crescents ar. Crest—Out of a mural coronet ar. a lion’s head or, charged with a torteau.
6) Same Arms, the fesse cotised.
7) (Kensington, co. Middlesex). Motto—A Deo lux nostra. Paly of six az. and or, a fesse gu. betw. three crescents ar. a canton erm. Crest—Out of a crescent or, an antelope's head gu. attired, collared, and chained gold.
8) Sa. three goats pass. ar. attired, or. Crest—A goat’s head erased ar. attired or, a rose in its mouth slipped and leaved ppr.
9) (Watton in Stoke Gabriel, co. Devon. Visit. 1620. The co-heirs m. Blackmore and Windsor). Sa. two swords in saltire, hilts and pommels in chief all ar. the dexter surmounted by the sinister.
10) Gu. a fesse betw. three crescents ar. Crest—Out of a ducal coronet or, a greyhound's head sa.

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1. The Siege of Carlaverock, N. Harris, Nichols & Son, London, 1828, P180
2. Boutell’s Heraldry, J.P. Brooke-Little, Warne, (revised Edition) London 1970, P 313
3. Understanding Signs & Symbols – Heraldry, S. Oliver & G. Croton, Quantum, London, 2013, P53
4. Understanding Signs & Symbols – Heraldry, S. Oliver & G. Croton, Quantum, London, 2013, P53
5. A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1847, P11
6. A Complete Guide to Heraldry, A.C. Fox-Davies, Bonanza (re-print of 1909 Edition), New York, 1978, P69
7. The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P39
8. Boutell’s Heraldry, J.P. Brooke-Little, Warne, (revised Edition) London 1970, P 28
9. A Complete Guide to Heraldry, A.C. Fox-Davies, Bonanza (re-print of 1909 Edition), New York, 1978, P146
10. A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Moon
11. The Symbolisms of Heraldry, W. Cecil Wade, George Redway, London, 1898 P106
12. A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1894, Entry:Fesse
13. Boutell’s Heraldry, J.P. Brooke-Little, Warne, (revised Edition) London 1970, P 89
14. A Glossary of Terms used in British Heraldry, J.H. Parker, Oxford, 1847, P302