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The roots of the distinguished German surname Holweck 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.

Holweck Early Origins



The surname Holweck 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 Holweck family.

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Holweck Spelling Variations


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Holweck 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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Holweck Early History


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Holweck Early History



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

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Holweck Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Holweck Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 20 words (1 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Holweck 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. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    5. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
    6. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
    9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    10. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
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    The Holweck Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Holweck 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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