Hollinwithy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the Hollinwithy name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived as inhabitants by holly bushes. The surname Hollinwithy originally derived from the Old English word hollins.

Early Origins of the Hollinwithy family

The surname Hollinwithy 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] 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.

Important Dates for the Hollinwithy family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hollinwithy research. Another 69 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1607, 1656, 1640, 1626, 1631, 1632 and 1710 are included under the topic Early Hollinwithy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hollinwithy 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 Hollinwithy were recorded, including Hollingsworth, Hollinsworth, Hollingworth and many more.

Early Notables of the Hollinwithy family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Hollinwithy family to Ireland

Some of the Hollinwithy family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Hollinwithy family

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 Hollinwithy family emigrate to North America: Henry Hollingsworth settled in Pennsylvania in 1683; John Hollingsworth settled in Virginia in 1638; Richard Hollingsworth settled in Boston in 1635 with his wife and children, Valentine Hollingsworth settled in Pennsylvania in 1683 with his wife Anne and five children.

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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)
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