Hollowell Family Crest

Hollowell Family CrestThe English surname Hollowell, usually found in northern England  in the area around Lancashire, is of  habitational origin, meaning the original bearer was named after the place that they lived. In the case of Hollowell the name is derived from a place near Manchester called Hollowell, from Old English halig  meaning “holy” and  well meaning “a ‘well or a spring.” There are also other towns with similar names in Lancashire such as halliwell and also towns called Holwell in Dorset and Oxfordshire. The first written reference to the name is in Lancashire in the Domesday Book in 1086. 

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