The origins of the Hollinshed name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It comes from when the family lived in the region of Hollingside or Holmside
. Hollin Old Hall is a house in Bollington, Cheshire
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.
Early Origins of the Hollinshed family
The surname Hollinshed 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.
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.
Early History of the Hollinshed family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hollinshed research.Another 200 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1550, 1550, 1554, 1546, 1580 and 1577 are included under the topic Early Hollinshed History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Hollinshed 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 Hollinshed were recorded, including Hollinshed, Holinshed, Hollinshead, Holinshead, Hollingshead, Holingshead, Hollins, Holins, Hollings and many more.
Early Notables of the Hollinshed 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... Another 31 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hollinshed Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hollinshed family to Ireland
Some of the Hollinshed family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 45 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Hollinshed family to the New World and Oceana
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 Hollinshed family emigrate to North America:
Hollinshed Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Charles, Henry and John William Hollinshed, who all, who arrived in Philadelphia between 1850 and 1856
Contemporary Notables of the name Hollinshed (post 1700)
- George Hollinshed, American inventor of a bow-protector for vessels in 1906 and the ash-sifting shovel in 1910
- Harry H. Hollinshed, American Republican politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Sussex County, 1929-31; Member of New Jersey State Senate from Sussex County, 1940-42 CITATION[CLOSE]
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- Judith Hollinshed, Australian author, known for "Innocence to Independence : Life in the Papua New Guinea Highlands 1956-1980"