I didn't think there were many of us with the Holderness name in North America. I was surprized to find this message board. Anyway, hello from a small fragment in Ontario Canada. My great grandfather, Austin Holderness emigrated from Yorkshire (can't remember when, but I can look it up). He started in British Columbia and slowly worked his way East. I believe a fairy large "branch" of our family ended up in Detroit around the turn 1900. My brother did a fair bit of research a few years ago, so we have quite a bit of info on the "Candian contingent".