The English surname Hollingsworth, also found in Ireland, is an habitational name from places in Cheshire and Lancashire called Hollingworth, derived from the Old English terms hole(g)n meaning “holly” and worð meaning “enclosure.’ The name is first recorded in England in the 13th Century. The name was brought to Ireland by 17th Century English settlers. The earliest record of the name in the New World occurs in 1635 when Richard Hollingsworth settled in Boston, Massachusetts. Today there are approximately 23,000 bearers of the name Hollingsworth living in the United States.
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