2010 Reunion


Germanic Last Names

"4. Geographical. These names derive from where a person lived or came from. They may stem from the name of a city or village or the location of someone’s home, such as Kissinger from Kissingen and Schwarzenegger from Schwarzenegg. Someone named Berger may have who lived on a mountain."




So perhaps our last name - Hollinger - derived from Holligen.

A search for Holligen results in Holligen Castle:


Next time I go to Switzerland I will visit the Castle which is now a museum and check it out.