Holden family crest

HOLDEN CREST ENGLAND

HOLDEN CREST IRELAND

HOLDEN CREST IRELAND

The English and Irish surname Holden is an habitational name from places in Lancashire and West Yorkshire, both so named from the Old English terms  hol meaning ‘hollow, sunken or deep” and  denu meaning “valley.” The name is most frequently found in Lancashire and the earliest records of the name are from the Estate of Holden in the parish of Haslingden, Lancashire in the 13th Century. In Ireland the name is most frequently found around County Kilkenny. The name is recorded in the New World as early as the 17th Century when Randall Holden arrived in Rhode Island from England in 1630. Today there are approximately 34,000 bearers of the name Holden living in the United States. 

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