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Where did the English Hollingsworth family come from? What is the English Hollingsworth family crest and coat of arms? When did the Hollingsworth family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Hollingsworth family history?The name Hollingsworth has a long Anglo-Saxon heritage. The name comes from when a family lived as inhabitants by holly bushes. The surname Hollingsworth originally derived from the Old English word hollins.
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Hollingsworth have been found, including Hollingsworth, Hollinsworth, Hollingworth and many more.
First found in Cheshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hollingsworth research. Another 295 words(21 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hollingsworth History in all our PDF Extended History products.
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Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Hollingsworth, or a variant listed above:
Hollingsworth Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
- Richard Hollingsworth settled in Boston in 1635 with his wife and children
- John Hollingsworth settled in Virginia in 1638
- John Hollingsworth, who landed in Maryland in 1650
- George Hollingsworth, who arrived in Maryland in 1676
- William Hollingsworth, who landed in Maryland in 1676
Hollingsworth Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
- Jacob Hollingsworth, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746
Hollingsworth Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
- David Hollingsworth, aged 38, who emigrated to the United States from Down, in 1892
- Annie Hollingsworth, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States from Sheffield, in 1895
- E. Hollingsworth, aged 26, who landed in America from Liverpool, in 1896
- George Hollingsworth, aged 42, who landed in America from Paddington, in 1897
- Amy Hollingsworth, aged 8, who landed in America from Liverpool, in 1897
Hollingsworth Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
- Ellen Hollingsworth, aged 46, who settled in America from Cornwall, in 1905
- Charles R. Hollingsworth, aged 39, who emigrated to the United States, in 1906
- Emma J. Hollingsworth, aged 45, who emigrated to the United States, in 1908
- Ada Hollingsworth, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States from Sheffield, England, in 1908
- Albert E. Hollingsworth, aged 34, who landed in America from Leicester, England, in 1909
- Dennis Hollingsworth (b. 1967), American State Senator for the 36th District of California
- Stanley Walker Hollingsworth (1924-2003), American composer and teacher
- James Neil Hollingsworth, American artist
- Jeff Hollingsworth Ph.D., American Professor of Computing Science at the University of Maryland
- Ben Hollingsworth (b. 1982), American soccer player
- Quanitra Hollingsworth (b. 1988), American professional basketball player
- Matt Hollingsworth (b. 1968), American comic book colorist
- Albert Wayne "Al" Hollingsworth (1908-1996), American Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher
- Margaret Hollingsworth, Canadian award winning playwright, radio and screenwriter
- Mellisa Hollingsworth (b. 1980), Canadian two-time silver and two-time bronze wome's skeleton medalist
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Disce ferenda pati
Motto Translation: Learn to endure what must be borne.
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The Hollingsworth Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hollingsworth Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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