Origin of the Name Hollywood
The ancient history of the name Hollywood
was found in the allfamilycrests.com archives.
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 Hollywood
include Holywood, Holliwood, Holliewood, Holly and Hollie. This is usually a locational name describing a person who lived near a holly wood or who lived near holly plants. Over the centuries names were changed according to how they sounded and were pronounced with the same name often being both spelled and pronounced differently in neighbouring towns and cities. The name Hollywood is usually of English origin and spread from England to the rest of Europe and from there to America, Canada, Australia and the new world beyond. In Ireland the name Holly and its variants are usually anglicized forms of the Gaelic MacCuilinn sept name. A sept or clan was a collective term describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory. This Gaelic name was changed to the names Holly, McCullin, Holley, McQuillan and several others. Other bearers of the name Hollywood may have taken their name from the famous district in the central region of Los Angeles in California.
The Hollywood 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 Hollywood descendants.