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The roots of the distinguished German surname Hollwegir 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.

Hollwegir Early Origins



The surname Hollwegir 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 Hollwegir family.

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Hollwegir Spelling Variations


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Hollwegir 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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Hollwegir Early History


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Hollwegir Early History



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

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Hollwegir Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Hollwegir Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Nicolas Holweck, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1763; George Hohlweg, who applied for naturalization in Missouri in 1844; Diedr Holweg, who traveled from Bremen to New York in 1850.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
    2. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    5. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    6. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
    7. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    8. 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).
    9. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
    10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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    The Hollwegir Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Hollwegir 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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