Hollinwork History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Hollinwork comes from when the family resided as inhabitants by holly bushes. The surname Hollinwork originally derived from the Old English word hollins.

Early Origins of the Hollinwork family

The surname Hollinwork 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 Hollinwork family

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

Hollinwork Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, 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. Hollinwork has been recorded under many different variations, including Hollingsworth, Hollinsworth, Hollingworth and many more.

Early Notables of the Hollinwork family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Hollinwork family to Ireland

Some of the Hollinwork family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 83 words (6 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 Hollinwork family

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 Hollinwork or a variant listed above: 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.

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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