When Johnson Hollingsworth was born about 1823, in Surry, North Carolina, United States, his father, Joseph Hollingsworth, was 35 and his mother, Elizabeth Hutchins, was 25. He died in 1824, at the age of 2.
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.