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Hollingsworth Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Hollingworth (Cheshire) Hollingworth in Butterworth (Lancashire) or possibly Hollinworth Head in Charlesworth (Derbyshire) from Old English holegn ‘holly’ + worth ‘enclosure’. The surname which was taken to Ireland in the 17th century has developed a variant with an unexplained medial -s- not noted in any of the placename forms. Americanized form of some similar (like-sounding) Jewish name.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Killingsworth, Hainsworth, Illingworth, Holdsworth, Hollinger

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Where is the Hollingsworth family from?

You can see how Hollingsworth families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hollingsworth family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hollingsworth families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 244 Hollingsworth families living in Yorkshire. This was about 17% of all the recorded Hollingsworth's in United Kingdom. Yorkshire had the highest population of Hollingsworth families in 1891.
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What did your Hollingsworth ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Hollingsworth. 14% of Hollingsworth men worked as a General Labourer and 73% of Hollingsworth women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hollingsworth were Colliery Hewer and Private Means. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    14%
  • Farm Labourer
    6%
  • Builders Labourer
    4%
  • Colliery Hewer
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    73%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Private Means
    2%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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There are 22,000 military records available for the last name Hollingsworth. For the veterans among your Hollingsworth ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hollingsworth lifespan?

Between 1989 and 2004, in the United States, Hollingsworth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Hollingsworth in 1989 was 55, and 68 in 2004.

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