Origin of the Name Hollingsworth
The origin of the name Hollingsworth
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Over the centuries Surnames developed a wide number of variants. Different spellings of the same name can be traced back to an original root. Additionally when a bearer of a name emigrated it was not uncommon that their original name would be incorrectly transcribed in the record books at their new location. Surnames were also often altered over the years based on how they sounded phonetically and depending on the prevailing political conditions it may have been advantageous to change a name from one language to another.
Variants of the name Hollingsworth
include Hollindale, Hollinsworth, Hollinworth, Hillinworth, Hillinsworth and Hollinsworth. Meaning 'of Hollingworth', this is a locational name from a township in the parish of Mottram in Longdendale, County Cheshire. This name is of Anglo-Saxon descent spreading to the Celtic countries of Ireland , Scotland , and Wales in early times and is found in many mediaeval manuscripts throughout these countries. Examples of such are a Johannes de Holynworth who was recorded in the 'Poll Tax' of the West Riding of Yorkshire England in the Year 1379. A John de Holynworth was recorded at Disley, County Cheshire in the Year 1438. In Ireland this name was introduced into Ulster Province by settlers from England and Scotland , especially during the seventeenth century. Hollingsworth is also a name well associated with County Wexford.
The Hollingsworth coat of arms came into existence centuries ago. The process of creating coats of arms (also often called family crests) began in the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this. The new art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own coat of arms, including all Hollingsworth descendants.