Hollingsworth Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Hollingsworth Family History

Hollingsworth Family History

The Hollingsworth ancient family history was found in the irishsurnames.com archives.

Surnames developed a wide number of variants over the centuries. Many different spelling variations of the same name can be traced back to a single original root. Also, when a bearer of a name emigrated from Ireland it was not uncommon that their original name would be incorrectly transcribed in the record books upon arrival at their new location. Some names have dozens of spelling variations. Some Surnames were also altered over the years based on how they sounded phonetically, by their sound, and depending on the prevailing political conditions it may have been advantageous to change a name from one language to another. This was especially so in Ireland where most Gaelic names were 'anglicized' at some stage.

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 family crest (or coat of arms) came into existence many centuries ago. The process of creating these coats of arms began as early as the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this, including Ireland. The new more formalized art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own family crest, coat of arms, including Hollingsworth descendants.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Hollingsworth Coat of Arms

Argent/White or Silver Denotes Peace and Sincerity.
Azure/Blue Represents Loyalty and Truth.
Vert/Green Signifies Hope, Joy and sometimes, Loyalty in Love
Bend A bearing of High Honour which signifies Defence or Protection.
Holly Denotes Truth

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