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THE NAME HOLLEY:

Spelling variations of the name include: Holley, Holly, Hawley, Hauley, Haule, Holler, Holway, Holloway.

The surname of Hawley is one of locality origin, meaning; the one who dwells by the hedged meadow. The Hawley family is of ancient and noble descent, a Lord Hawley being a peer in the reign of King Charles I of England, and members of this family were long seated in the counties of Dorset, Somerset and Derby in England. (S3).

The Hawleys were very prominent in the early history of the Colony of Connecticut covering a period of eighty years, members of the family had been seventy times elected to the assembly. They were among the wealthy families of Connecticut and a familiar phrase among the people of Bridgeport, Connecticut used to be; As rich as the Hawley's. (S3).



ORIGINS



There were several immigrants to New England:
(CPT) Joseph Hawley. [F2]. Joseph was from Parwich, Derbyshire, England.
Robert Haule. [F15].
Thomas Haule. [F14] [The Hawley Record of 1890 states that Joseph [F2] arrived in Boston, Massachusetts around 1629 or 1630 along with Thomas and Robert, who spelled their last name Haule.].

August Holley (Hollien) [F302] is of Prussia.
Daniel Holland. (Hollien) [F596], though a bit later, was also of Prussia.
Johann Friedrich Hollien. [F602]. Also later, of Prussia.

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