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You can locate current and sometimes historical locations of people who share your last name. Use the links below to check out your family history,
Start with the World Names program and see the locations where your name is used. Choose the country from the table below you are interested in, click on the link, type in your name, and take a look at the map.
Sometimes it is possible to guess where a surname originated through surname distribution maps. These maps graphically display locations where surnames occurred at different periods in time. This strategy provides genealogists with a starting point for research in the birth country, when that information cannot be discovered through sources recorded in the new country of settlement. It works particularly well for less-common surnames and among families that have stayed in the same European locations for centuries.
Some example maps are shown below from my last name
Hollinger's in Europe
The highest concentrations are in northwest Austria.
Concentrations in AustriaHollinger
Concentrations of Hollinger's in
Our Swiss ancestors came from Canton Aargau, shown in the dark color above and below.
Concentrations of Hollinger's in Switzerland
Statistics: Figures on the surname 'Hollinger'
In Switzerland there are 148 phone book entries with the surname Hollinger and approximately 394 persons with this name.
They live in 68 zip code areas . Most occurrences are in Gansingen reported, namely 13
More postcode areas with lots of occurrences are Basel region (8), swimming (7), Rheinfelden(6) Windisch (6), Zurich (804 *) (5), Binningen (5), Zurich (805 *) (4 ), Kriens (4) andKüsnacht with 4 entries.
Hollinger's in the United States