Zacharia Holden I

Brief Life History of Zacharia

When Zacharia Holden I was born on 3 April 1750, in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Stephen Holden lll, was 29 and his mother, Sarah Wheeler, was 29. He married Rebecca Martin on 8 February 1776. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died before 1791.

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Zacharia Holden I
Rebecca Martin
Marriage: 8 February 1776
Zachariah Holden II

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  • Zachariah Holdin, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Zachariah Holden, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Zachariah Holdin, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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Name Meaning

English: habitational name from one or more of various places so named, especially Holden in Haslingden (Lancashire), but also Holden in Bolton and Holden in Silsden (both Yorkshire), Holedean Farm in Henfield and Holden in Rotherfield (both Sussex), Holding Farm in Cheriton and Woolding Farm in Whitchurch (Hampshire), and Holden in Southborough (Kent). Most of the placenames derive from Old English hol ‘hollow’ + denu ‘valley’, though Holden in Rotherfield (Sussex) and Holden in Southborough (Kent) may have Old English denn ‘pasture’ as the final element. Compare Holcomb .

Norwegian: habitational name from the name of several farms, most of them derived from Old Norse hǫll ‘slope, hillside’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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