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The roots of the distinguished German surname Hollweger lie in the province of Westphalia. The name is derived from the Old High German words "hal," meaning "hollow," and "weg," meaning "way." Thus, the name was most likely originally borne either by someone who lived near a ravine or a narrow pass or by someone who worked as a road mender, filling in hollows in public pathways.

Hollweger Early Origins



The surname Hollweger was first found in Westphalia, where it is believed that the name first emerged as a surname. The earliest recorded bearer of the name was Giselbert Holewecke, who was living in Cologne in 1159. Due to the occupational and habitational origins of the name, it is likely that several original bearers emerged independently in various regions of Germany during the early Middle Ages, creating many branches of the Hollweger family.

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Hollweger Spelling Variations


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Hollweger Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Holweger, Holweg, Hollweg, Hohlweg, Hollweger, Hohlweger, Hohlwecker, Hohlweck, Holwegk, Holenweger, Hohlenweger, Hollenweger, Holweck, Hohlwecker and many more.

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Hollweger Early History


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Hollweger Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Hollweger research. Another 225 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1159, 1284, 1545 and 1628 are included under the topic Early Hollweger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Hollweger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hollweger Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Hollweger Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Hollweger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Eleanor Hollweger, aged 30, arrived in South Dakota in 1889
  • Franz Hollweger, aged 25, landed in South Dakota in 1889
  • Friedrich Hollweger, aged 6, arrived in South Dakota in 1889
  • Jacob Hollweger, aged 8, landed in South Dakota in 1889
  • Pauline Hollweger, who arrived in South Dakota in 1889
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Garland, Mary and Henry Garland Editions. Oxford Companion To German Literature 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0198158963).
    5. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    6. Schenk, Trudy. Wuerttemberg Emigration Index Volume I-VIII. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Inc., 1986. Print.
    7. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    8. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    9. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    11. ...

    The Hollweger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hollweger 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 15 August 2014 at 13:43.

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