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The name Hollandsworth is an old Anglo-Saxon name. It comes from when a family lived as inhabitants by holly bushes. The surname Hollandsworth originally derived from the Old English word hollins.

Hollandsworth Early Origins



The surname Hollandsworth was first found in Chester at Hollingworth, a township, in the parish of Mottram-in-Longden-Dale, union of Ashton-underLyne, hundred of Macclesfield. Today, the village is in the Metropolitan Borough of Tameside, Greater Manchester. The village dates back to before 1059 when it was listed as Holisurde. This was the spelling used in the Domesday Book of 1086. By the 13th century, it was listed as Holinewurth and literally meant "holly enclosure." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
From a period prior to the Conquest, the village wholly belonged to the family of Hollingworth, until, some centuries since, it was divided into two manors, one of which, with the old Hall or manor-house, continued in the hands of their descendants until the 1800s. Captain Robert de Hollingworth, after his return from India, re-purchased the ancient family estate from the Rev. Daniel Whitle, to whom his grandfather had sold it. He went about the arduous task to restoring the estate to its previous glory.

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Hollandsworth Spelling Variations


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Hollandsworth Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Hollandsworth were recorded, including Hollingsworth, Hollinsworth, Hollingworth and many more.

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Hollandsworth Early History


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Hollandsworth Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hollandsworth research. Another 135 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1607, 1656, 1640, 1626, 1631, 1632 and 1710 are included under the topic Early Hollandsworth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hollandsworth Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hollandsworth Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 46 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hollandsworth Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hollandsworth In Ireland


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Hollandsworth In Ireland



Some of the Hollandsworth family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Hollandsworth family emigrate to North America:

Hollandsworth Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Florence Hollandsworth, aged 17, who emigrated to the United States, in 1908
  • G. C. Hollandsworth, aged 19, who landed in America, in 1908
  • G. H. Hollandsworth, aged 43, who emigrated to America, in 1908
  • Mrs. G. H. Hollandsworth, aged 37, who emigrated to the United States, in 1908
  • Mary Hollandsworth, aged 40, who landed in America, in 1910

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hollandsworth (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hollandsworth (post 1700)



  • Roy Hollandsworth, American politician, Republican member of the Montana Legislature
  • Walter Ned "Skip" Hollandsworth (b. 1957), American journalist, screenwriter, and executive editor for Texas Monthly magazine, recipient of the National Magazine Award (2010)
  • Todd Mathew Hollandsworth (b. 1973), American former Major League Baseball outfielder from Dayton, Ohio
  • Roy Hollandsworth, American Republican politician, Elected Montana State House of Representatives 28th District 2010
  • John T. Hollandsworth Jr., American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Beckley, West Virginia, 1936-51
  • Earl Hollandsworth, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Texas, 1956; Presidential Elector for Texas, 1956

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Motto


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Motto



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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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  2. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  3. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  4. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  5. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  8. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  9. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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The Hollandsworth Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hollandsworth 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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