Holgroth was the Nord father of Danielth, Conoth and Hamath, and the husband of Sera. Danielth said he died of a sickness 10 years ago, in his log cabin in the snowy mountains near Winterhold. He was a lumberjack who many people in Winterhold respected. 

Holgroth had a strong hate for the College of Winterhold and its mages, the opposite of his son.

He is the son of Nameth, who was also a lumberjack. Nothing else is told about Holgroth.