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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.

Hollingsworth Early Origins



The surname Hollingsworth 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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Hollingsworth Spelling Variations


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Hollingsworth Spelling Variations



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.

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Hollingsworth Early History


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Hollingsworth Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hollingsworth 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 Hollingsworth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hollingsworth Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hollingsworth Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Hollingsworth In Ireland


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Hollingsworth In Ireland



Some of the Hollingsworth 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



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 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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hollingsworth Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Hollingsworth, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746

Hollingsworth Settlers in 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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hollingsworth Settlers in 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
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Hollingsworth Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Hollingsworth, English convict from Hertford, who was transported aboard the "Andromeda" on October 16, 1826, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia
  • Peter Hollingsworth (aged 42), a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Eliza"

Hollingsworth Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Edward Hollingsworth landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840

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Contemporary Notables of the name Hollingsworth (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Hollingsworth (post 1700)



  • Stanley Walker Hollingsworth (1924-2003), American composer
  • George Hollingsworth (1813-1882), American artist from Massachusetts
  • Mark Hollingsworth Jr. (b. 1954), American cleric, 11th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Ohio (2004-)
  • Elaine Hollingsworth (b. 1928), birth name of Sara Shane, an American actress in film and television in the 1950s and early 1960s
  • David Adams Hollingsworth (1844-1929), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio (1909-1911), 16th Ohio Attorney General (1883-1884)
  • John Burnette Hollingsworth (1895-1990), American Major League Baseball pitched who played from 1922 to 1928
  • Albert Wayne "Al" Hollingsworth (1908-1996), American Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher
  • Matt Hollingsworth (b. 1968), American comic book colorist
  • Quanitra Hollingsworth (b. 1988), American professional basketball player
  • Ben Hollingsworth (b. 1982), American soccer player
  • ... (Another 31 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  4. 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.
  5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  8. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  9. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  10. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
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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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