Recorded in various spellings including Hollow, Hollows, Hollaway, Hollway, Hollwey, Holloway and Holoway, this is an English medieval surname. It is either locational from various places in England called Holloway, or topographical for someone who lived in or by a "hollow". Both derive from the pre 7th century word "holh", meaning hollow or sunken. The surname first appears in the early 12th century (see below), and other early recordings include: John de la Holeweye, who was listed in the Assize Rolls of Somerset in 1242, and Peter in le Halwye, an interesting mix of English and French, in the Hunbdred rolls of Cambridge in 1273. The Court Rolls of the Manor of Wakefield, the primary manor of Yorkshire, list John del Hollewaye as living in Yorkshire in 1308. A notable namebearer, listed in "The Dictionary of National Biography", was Sir Charles Holloway (1749 - 1827). He was a major-general in the royal engineers, and was knighted in 1803 after an illustrious campaign as commander of the Turkish army in Syria and Egypt against the French. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Richard de Holeweia. This was dated 1130, in the Pipe Rolls of Devonshire, during the reign of King Henry 1st of England, 1100 - 1135. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

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  • Hollows — /ˈhɒloʊz/ (say holohz) noun 1. Fred(erick) Cossom, 1929–93, Australian ophthalmologist, born in NZ; noted for his work with Indigenous Australians and in Eritrea; Australian of the Year 1990. 2. his wife, Gabi (Gabrielle Beryl Hollows), born 1953 …   Australian English dictionary

  • hollows — hol·low || hÉ‘ləʊ / hÉ’l n. hole, cavity; sunken area; small valley v. excavate, dig out, make hollow adj. empty, having nothing inside; bowl shaped, concave; worthless, meaningless …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • Hollows (series) — The Hollows, (also called the Rachel Morgan series), is a series of detective/mystery novels in an urban fantasy alternate history setting by Kim Harrison that take place primarily in the city of Cincinnati and a nearby enclave across the Ohio… …   Wikipedia

  • Hollows, Frederick Cossom — ▪ 1994       New Zealand born Australian physician (b. April 9, 1929, Dunedin, N.Z. d. Feb. 10, 1993, Sydney, Australia), was a leader in the campaign to combat eye diseases (especially trachoma) among Aboriginal peoples and cofounder of the… …   Universalium

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  • List of Hollows in Bleach — The Bleach anime and manga feature an extensive cast of beings known as Hollows (虚(ホロウ), Horō?), the central antagonists of the series. These are malevolent, deceased souls of formerly ordinary humans[1] in the Bleach universe. Much of the series …   Wikipedia

  • The Fred Hollows Foundation — is a non profit, community based, non government development aid organization. History In the 1970s, Fred Hollows was visiting very isolated New South Wales towns and stations and Aboriginal communities. He became especially concerned with the… …   Wikipedia

  • Gabi Hollows — (born Gabrielle O’Sullivan, 21st May 1953 ndash;) is one of Australia s 100 Living Treasures . She was also given the Advance Australia Award for Community Service, and was made Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary International.Early lifeHollows was… …   Wikipedia

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