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Early Origins of the Hollor family

The surname Hollor was first found in Austria, where the name Hollor became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. In their later history the name became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family. The name Hollor, like many surnames, was occupational in origin, meaning that it was taken from the occupation of its first bearer. This name comes from the ancient Germanic word "hore" or "hure," meaning "whore," so the first bearer of the name was most likely the owner of a brothel. Such establishments were very common at the time and weren't seen as negatively as they are today, therefore there was no shame in being the owner of one.

Early History of the Hollor family

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Hollor Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Holler, Hollier, Hollyer, Hullyer and others.

Early Notables of the Hollor family

During this period prominent bearers of the name Hollor were Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-1677), in Bohemian Vaclav Holar, engraver, was born at Prague on 13 July 1607. He was the son of Jan Holar, a lawyer, who held an official appointment in that city, and Margaret, his wife, daughter of David Löw von Löwengrün and Bareyt, a burgher of the same place. He was the eldest of the family. There were two other sons. Hollar asserted that he belonged...
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Canada Hollor migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hollor Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Gabrael Hollor, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749 on Facebook