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  • Ada van Holland, Countess of Holland (c.1186 - 1234)
    Ada (1188 - 1223) was gravin van Holland vanaf 1203. Ada was een dochter van Dirk VII en Aleid van Kleef. Ze werd vernoemd naar haar grootmoeder Ada van Schotland. Toen haar vader in 1203 stierf was ...
  • Adam Holland (c.1266 - d.)
  • Adelheid van Holland (c.990 - 1052)
    Adelaide van Holland b. circa 985 Adelaide van Holland|b. c 985|p44.htm#i5027|Arnulf, Graaf van Holland|b. 955\nd. 18 Nov 993|p330.htm#i5365|Luitgard von Lothringen|b. bt 960 - 965\nd. 13 May 100...
  • Agnes Holland (c.1549 - d.)
  • Alianore (the elder) Holland, Countess of March, Baroness Cherleton (1373 - 1405)
    ALIANORE HOLLAND HAD A SISTER ELEANOR HOLLAND, WHO SHARED HER NAME. It is probable that at the time of Eleanor's birth, Alianore was not expected to live, which was why her sister was given the name of...

About the Holland surname

The surname Holland is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and is a locational surname deriving from any one of the various places in England called Holland or Hoyland, such as those in Essex, Lancashire, Lincolnshire and Yorkshire. These places are recorded in the Domesday Book of 1085 as "Holanda, Holand, Hoiland", and "Holant", respectively. All the places so called share the same meaning and derivation, which is "land on or by a ridge", from the Olde English pre 7th Century "hoh", ridge, spur of a hill, with "land", and. Locational surnames were acquired by local landowners, and the lord of the manor, and especially by those former inhabitants of a place who had settled elsewhere, and used the name of their birthplace as a means of identification. The placename Holland has generated a number of surnames, ranging from Holland and Hollands to Howland and Hoyland.

Variations: Howland, Holanda, Hollanda, Holand, Holant