Hollinworde History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The ancestors of the Hollinworde surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they lived as inhabitants by holly bushes. The surname Hollinworde originally derived from the Old English word hollins.
Early Origins of the Hollinworde family
The surname Hollinworde 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."  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 Hollinworde family
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Hollinworde Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Hollinworde include Hollingsworth, Hollinsworth, Hollingworth and many more.
Early Notables of the Hollinworde family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Hollinworde family to Ireland
Some of the Hollinworde family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Hollinworde family
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: 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.
- ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)