Anglo-Saxon name Hollinsworth come from when the family resided as inhabitants by holly bushes. The surname Hollinsworth originally derived from the Old English word hollins.
Early Origins of the Hollinsworth family
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." 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.
Early History of the Hollinsworth family
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Hollinsworth Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Hollinsworth has been recorded under many different variations, including Hollingsworth, Hollinsworth, Hollingworth and many more.
Early Notables of the Hollinsworth family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hollinsworth family to Ireland
Some of the Hollinsworth family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Hollinsworth family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Hollinsworth or a variant listed above:
Hollinsworth Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Hollinsworth Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Hollinsworth (post 1700)
The Hollinsworth 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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