Hollingghan is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from the family once having lived in the county of Sussex
, where they held lands in the parish of Hollington and in Derbyshire
where they lived in the township of Hollington.
Early Origins of the Hollingghan family
The surname Hollingghan was first found in Sussex
, where evidence suggests they held a family seat
before the Norman Conquest.
Early History of the Hollingghan family
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Hollingghan Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Hollingghan family name include Hollington, Holington, Holling, Hollingham, Hollingdon, Hollindon and many more.
Early Notables of the Hollingghan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hollingghan family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Hollingghan surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Thomas Hollingham, who sailed to Virginia in 1639; Laughlin Holling to Maryland in 1663; Daniel Hollings to America in 1793; Catherine Holling to America in 1838.