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The present generation of the Hollings family is only the most recent to bear a name that dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from having lived in the region of Hollingside or Holmside in Durham.

Hollings Early Origins



The surname Hollings was 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.

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Hollings Spelling Variations


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Hollings Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Hollings include Hollinshed, Holinshed, Hollinshead, Holinshead, Hollingshead, Holingshead, Hollins, Holins, Hollings and many more.

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Hollings Early History


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Hollings Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hollings research. Another 306 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1577 and 1580 are included under the topic Early Hollings History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hollings Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hollings Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hollings Notables 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



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Hollings were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Hollings Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Daniel Hollings traveledto America in 1793
  • Daniel Hollings, who arrived in America in 1793

Hollings Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mary and Thomas Hollings and their two children, who settled in New York State in 1820
  • Bejman H Hollings, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1849

Hollings Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Hollings, a tailor, arrived in Van Diemenís Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hollings (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hollings (post 1700)



  • Ernest Frederick Hollings (b. 1922), American Democrat politician, Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, 1955-59; Governor of South Carolina, 1959-63; U.S. Senator from South Carolina, 1966-2005
  • Ernest Frederick "Fritz" Hollings (b. 1922), American senator (1996-2005) and former Governor of South Carolina (1959-1963)
  • Peter Hollings Ph.D., Canadian Associate Professor in the Department of Geology at Lakehead University

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    2. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    3. 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.
    4. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    7. 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.
    8. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    10. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    11. ...

    The Hollings Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hollings 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.

    This page was last modified on 19 November 2015 at 09:19.

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