The English surname Hollingworth, 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 or a variant in the New World occurs in 1635 when Richard Hollingsworth settled in Boston, Massachusetts. Today there are approximately 800 bearers of the name Hollingworth living in the United States.
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