Hollingshead Family History
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Hollingshead Name Meaning
English (northern): habitational name from a lost place in County Durham called Hollingside or Holmside, from Old English hole(g)n ‘holly’ + side ‘hillside’, ‘slope’; there is a Hollingside Lane on the southern outskirts of Durham city. In some cases it may be from Hollinhead in Lancashire, so named from Old English holegn ‘holly’ + heafod ‘headland’, ‘ridge’.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press