Hollings History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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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. Hollin Old Hall is a house in Bollington, Cheshire, England with parts that date back to the 17th century and Hollin Hall is a country house in Crook in Cumbria that dates back to the 14th century.
Literally the name originated from the expression 'of the hollins head,' as in "one who dwelt at the head of the hollin-bushes." 
Early Origins of the Hollings family
The surname Hollings was first found in East Cheshire where the area has "given birth to a large number of Hollingsheads from some immediate locality of that name." 
By example, some of the early records include: John del Holynshede, 1408: East Cheshire; and Hugh Hollinshead, of Bosley, Yeoman, 1541, both recorded there.
Raphael Holinshed (1529-1580) was an English chronicler, best known for his Holinshed's Chronicles first published in 1577, and later in a second edition in 1587. It is generally thought that Shakespeare used the revised second edition of the Chronicles (1587) as the source for most of his history plays.
Important Dates for the Hollings family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hollings research. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1560, 1561, 1644, 1550, 1550, 1554, 1546, 1580 and 1577 are included under the topic Early Hollings History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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.
Early Notables of the Hollings family (pre 1700)
Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir Hugh Hollinshed; and his son, Ottiwell Hollinshed MA ( fl. 1550s), English prelate, Canon of Windsor from 1550 to 1554. He was one...
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Hollings migration to the United States
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 migration to Australia
Emigration to Australia
followed the First Fleets
of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:
Hollings Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- John Hollings, a tailor, who arrived in Van Diemen’s Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
Contemporary Notables of the name Hollings (post 1700)
- Ernest Frederick Hollings (1922-2019), American Democrat politician, Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, 1955-59; Governor of South Carolina, 1959-63; U.S. Senator from South Carolina, 1966-2005 
- Peter Hollings Ph.D., Canadian Associate Professor in the Department of Geology at Lakehead University
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