- This is an English locational surname, from one of the various villages called Hollington, found in the counties of Derbyshire, Hereford, Staffordshire, and Sussex. The name is believed to mean "the house (tun) amongst the holly trees", from the pre 7th century words "holgn-tun". This seems a logical explanation, although it is also possible that "Holling" may refer to a tribe. Locational surnames were usually given to people after they left their original village and moved elsewhere, and this would seem to be the case here as the first recording (see below) is found in Oxford, a considerable distance from any of the known villages. Hollington in Derbyshire is first recorded in the famous Domesday Book of the year 1086, and in the spelling of "Holintune", whilst the Sussex village is found in the same records but in the spelling of Holintuna. Spelling being at best problematical, and local dialects being very thick, lead to the many variant spellings of both place and later surnames. The earliest known recording of this name is that of Thomas de Holinton, in the Hundred Rolls of the city of Oxford in the year 1273. This was during the first year of the reign of King Edward 1st, known as "The Hammer of the Scots", 1272 - 1307.
Surnames reference. 2013.
Look at other dictionaries:
Hollington — may refer to: *Hollington, East Sussex, England *Hollington, Derbyshire, England *Hollington, Hampshire, England *Hollington, Staffordshire, England … Wikipedia
Hollington, East Sussex — Hollington is a suburb and local government ward in the northwest of Hastings, East Sussex. The area lies next Baldslow, Ashdown to and Conquest, and less than five miles southeast of Battle, East Sussex, the home of Battle Abbey, which… … Wikipedia
Church in the Wood, Hollington — Church in the Wood St Leonard s Church The church from the south … Wikipedia
John Hollington Grayburn — John Hollington Grayburn, (* 1918 auf Manora Island, Indien; † 20. September 1944 bei Arnheim) war ein britischer Leutnant und Träger des Victoria Kreuzes, der höchsten Auszeichnung des Vereinigten Königreiches und des Commonwealthes. Leben… … Deutsch Wikipedia
John Hollington Grayburn — VC (30 January 1918 20 September 1944) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.Grayburn was a 26 year old … Wikipedia
Louella Hollington — Councillor Louella Hollington is a current Councillor for the city of Coquitlam, British Columbia. Louella is married to Ed and they have raised two children in Coquitlam and their grandchildren now attend Coquitlam schools. Louella has lived in… … Wikipedia
Church of St Thomas of Canterbury and English Martyrs, St Leonards-on-Sea — Church of St Thomas of Canterbury and English Martyrs The church from the southeast … Wikipedia
Hastings — For other uses, see Hastings (disambiguation). Coordinates: 50°51′N 0°34′E / 50.85°N 0.57°E / 50.85; 0.57 … Wikipedia
Grayburn — John Hollington Grayburn, (* 1918 auf Manora Island, Indien; † 20. September 1944 bei Arnheim) war ein englischer Leutnant und Träger des Victoria Kreuzes, der höchsten Auszeichnung des Vereinigten Königreiches und des Commonwealthes. Hollington… … Deutsch Wikipedia
Thomas Franklin Fairfax Millard — (born 8 July 1868 in Missouri; died 7 September 1942 in Seattle, Washington) was an American journalist, newspaper editor, founder of the China Weekly Review, author of seven influential books on the Far East and first American… … Wikipedia