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This interesting name found in the spellings of Holm, Holme, Home, Homes, Holmes, and Holms, is of either Norse-Viking or Olde English pre 7th century origins. It is both locational and topgraphical, the derivation being from residence at a ''holm'' or from one of the places named Holm(e), found in the most counties of the East Anglian region, and more sparingly in other counties as well. The village names recorded in the 1086 Domesday Book appear as Hougan, Holun, Holm, Olm, and Holna, so much for early spellings. Most of the placenames have the same meaning of an area of dry land in a fen, or perhaps a piece of land partially surrounded by water...

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William delaney

My grandfather was an horry county sc holmes. 1909-1979. Red bluff Conway and Myrtle beach. His ancestors are traced back to northern Germany in Schleswig Holstein near Kiel or flensburg. This is the holm little island derivative.

Sarah Holmes

My great great grandfather was born circa 1852 in Ireland. His name was Thomas Gilbert Holmes. At some point he came to Canada and married Amanda Samantha Bowen. Any info about the branch of this Holmes family would be appreciated. Thomas and Amanda Holmes had a son and named him Thomas Gilbert Holmes. I do not know where in Ireland the family came from.Thank you.


grandfather&his; family all from Horry Co, S.C. Ancestry site traced back to Joshua Holmes 1800 co. Donegal died in S.C. 1873 Mother Violet Crookshank/Cruickshank Father unknown Daughter;Mary Isabella Holmes1843-1907 my 23& Me site shows co. Cork as location of close ancestors. have no documents of Ireland ancestors. Am older & not very good with eletronics could someone point me in the right direction? thanks

Anthony Barrett

(Part 1 of 3) The Holmes name is from the British Isles, but its origin according to DNA is from the north-west coast of the Emerald Island. The Holmes story [dominated by DNA tribal marker R1b-L513, Subgroup A1] can trace their origins to the Finn Valley in Donegal, Ireland from 50 BCE. Perhaps the journey begins with the Clanna Dedad; Deda, son of Sen or Deda Mac Sin. The Holmes surname origin is from a Northern Ui Neill [R1b-L513] tribe. The Cenél Eoghan and the tribes of Donegal conquered much of Ulster (Derry and Tyrone).

Anthony Barrett

(Part 2 of 3) Cenél Eoghan will expand across northern Ireland with their cousins Cenél Conaill and the Northern Ui Neill between 500-800 BCE. The clans of Finn Valley have the same DNA as people from Gwened in Brittany. But how could this be? Recent discoveries from DNA testing are unlocking the migration patterns of Celtic tribes as late as 800 CE to 1200 CE. The Holmes story begins in pre-history Ireland then moves to Scotland as they form part of the Dalriada. Descendants of their tribe will then travel to Brittany, France during the Dark Ages.

Anthony Barrett

(Part 3 of 3) Discover their newly found untold story and how forgotten texts bring their story back to life. From the ebook, “The Tribe Within” learn how DNA unfolds this amazing tale and if you look in the right places, how history narrates this evidence. There is another written account of their story, but it is camouflaged in smoke and myth – it will become the tales of King Arthur. Come follow in the footsteps of Deda Mac Sin and visit


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