Hollinger History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Hollinger family

The surname Hollinger was first found in the region of Upper Germany.

Early History of the Hollinger family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hollinger research. Another 58 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1493, 1525, 1543, 1545, 1797 and 1872 are included under the topic Early Hollinger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Hollinger Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Hollinger family (pre 1700)

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Hollinger Ranking

In the United States, the name Hollinger is the 7,021st most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [1]


United States Hollinger migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hollinger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Rudolf Hollinger, who landed in America in 1731 [2]
  • Jacob Hollinger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1736 [2]
  • Jacob Hollinger and his family, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1737
  • Andreas Hollinger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1748 [2]
  • Georg Hollinger, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Hollinger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Lewis W Hollinger, who landed in Mississippi in 1840 [2]
  • Aloyse Hollinger, who immigrated to New York with his wife and four children in 1848
  • Konrad Hollinger, who was a German Revolutionist of 1848 and emigrated to America in 1851
  • Xavier Hollinger, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1851 [2]
  • Phil Hollinger, who arrived in America in 1867 [2]

Canada Hollinger migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hollinger Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Thomas Hollinger, aged 30 who immigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Lord Seaton" departing from the port of Belfast, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle on May 22nd, 1847 [3]
  • Mr. Thomas Hollinger, aged 30 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Lord Seaton" departing 12th April 1847 from Belfast, Ireland; the ship arrived on 10th June 1847 but he died on board [4]
  • George, Lewis, and Jacob Hollinger, who were naturalized in Upper Canada in 1848

New Zealand Hollinger migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Hollinger Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • John Hollinger, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Triumph" in 1883

Contemporary Notables of the name Hollinger (post 1700) +

  • Virginia Hollinger (1916-1930), American amateur tennis player in the 1930s and 1940s
  • Paula Hollinger (b. 1940), American politician, Democratic Party politician from Maryland
  • David Hollinger, American educator, Preston Hotchkis Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley
  • Michael Hollinger (b. 1962), American playwright, assistant professor of Theatre at Villanova University
  • John Hollinger (b. 1971), American analyst and writer for ESPN
  • Paula C. Hollinger, American Democratic Party politician, Elected Maryland State Senate 11th District 1998; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 2000 [5]
  • Marcy Hollinger, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1988 [5]
  • Jacob E. Hollinger, American Republican politician, Automobile dealer; Member of New York State Assembly from Niagara County 1st District, 1941-56 [5]
  • D. Guy Hollinger, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1916 [5]
  • Terry J. Hollinger (b. 1971), retired Canadian professional NHL ice hockey player


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 34)
  4. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 80)
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 19) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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