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Where did the German Holling family come from? What is the German Holling family crest and coat of arms? When did the Holling family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Holling family history?

The German surname Holling can be derived from either the place name Hollingen in Lorraine or in Westphalia, or from the Frisian personal name Hollenga.


Spelling variations of this family name include: Holling, Hollinger, Hollingen, Hällinger and many more.

First found in the region of Upper Germany.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Holling research. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1493, 1525, 1543, 1545, 1797 and 1872 are included under the topic Early Holling History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 57 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Holling Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Holling Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Laughlin Holling settled in Maryland in 1663
  • Laughlin Holling, who landed in Maryland in 1663

Holling Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Cath Holling, who arrived in North America in 1832-1849
  • F. H. Holling, who arrived in Baltimore in 1833
  • Catherine Holling came to America in 1838
  • Christopher Holling traveled to Missouri in 1844
  • Christopher Holling, aged 37, landed in Missouri in 1844


  • Carl Theodore Holling (1896-1962), American Major League Baseball pitcher for the Detroit Tigers from 1921 to 1922
  • Thomas Leslie Holling (1889-1966), American politician, Mayor of the City of Buffalo, New York (1938-1941)
  • Holling Clancy Holling (1900-1973), born Holling Allison Clancy, an American author and illustrator, best known for the book Paddle-to-the-Sea, awarded a Caldecott Honor Book in 1942 and was later an Academy Award nominated short film
  • Thomas L. Holling, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 50th District, 1932, 1934; Delegate to New York convention to ratify 21st amendment, 1933; Mayor of Buffalo, New York, 1938-41
  • Crawford Stanley "Buzz" Holling OC (b. 1930), Canadian ecologist, and Emeritus Eminent Scholar and Professor in Ecological Sciences at the University of Florida


  • The Burgard, Hollinger Families by O.D. Elizabeth Corbridge.

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  1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  2. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
  3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  4. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
  5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  7. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
  8. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
  9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  10. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
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The Holling Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Holling Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 16 October 2013 at 09:44.

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